Workforce Essentials is a one-credit course that provides students with higher-level academic and occupational skills that are transferable across jobs and occupational areas. Emphasis is placed on academic foundations for careers, applied technology, career development and employment, entrepreneurship and business economics, social and ethical responsibility, leadership, and teamwork, safety and health, and technical knowledge and skills. Students build on prior knowledge, strengths, interests, and needs that enhance preparation for future employment and continuing education and training. Students in the Workforce Essentials course will be provided with the opportunity to evaluate and develop a career plan and prepare/update a career employment portfolio.
Students enrolled and successfully pass the Workforce Essentials will not need to take the Transition 11 Course required for the Essentials Pathway.