Preparing For Work

Preparing for Work, developed by Equipped for the Future at the Center for Literacy Studies, University of Tennessee, is a skills-based course designed for implementation in organizations and agencies involved in preparing their clients and students for entry level work. Each of the instructional modules that comprise the Preparing for Work course has integrated the specific SCANS tasks (Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) and the EFF Content Standards, identified on the National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC) profile.

The course is available with the accompanying two-day training, during which participants begin to: facilitate the curricular activities from the modules; explain the connections among the EFF Standards, the SCANS skills clusters, and the Work Readiness Profile; and, articulate the critical features of the curriculum.
Participants also receive an instructor manual, a hard-copy student manual, and a subscription to our online materials service, which allows instructors to with access online student materials, curriculum revisions, and updates, and eliminates the need to continually purchase student materials.  In addition, participants are given the opportunity to join our discussion list, where training participants from across the country can share ideas, results, and information with each other.

Preparing for Work Course Overview 

Preparing for Work Course Brochure 

Preparing for Work: A Guide for Business

See the Preparing for Work Video!

For more information and pricing details, please contact:
Equipped for the Future
Attn: Aaron Kohring
600 Henley Street, Suite 312
Knoxville, TN 37996
Ph: (865) 974-4109 Fax: (865) 974-3857


A Skills Approach to Work Readiness. May 2007. Diane Gardner. An article in the "Literacy Update" newsletter of the New York Literacy Assistance Center describing the framework underlying EFF and the Preparing for Work course.