Ready to Work

Ready to Work

Get the Advantage.


Florida Ready to Work is a new career readiness program that tests and scores job skills and work habits. It's free. It's easy. Whether you are looking for work or preparing for college, it will help prove that you are ready.


Your Florida Ready to Work Credential will make you stand out. It will give you a competitive edge. It will show employers and colleges what you can do.


Florida Ready to Work has an online Career Center to help you research the skills and scores you need and online courseware to help you prepare for the job you want.


Employers in more than 30 other states use similar programs, making the Florida Ready to Work Credential portable across companies, across industries and across the country.



Get the Credential.


  1. Enroll Today. To get started, contact your high school counselor or the Ready to Work contact at your school.
  2. Take The Placement Tests. Take three quick online tests to measure your skills and make sure you are ready for the next step.
  3. Build Your Skills. To improve your skills and scores, use the online Courseware from any computer, anywhere, anytime.
  4. Take the Assessments. To earn the Credential, you must take three proctored Assessments: Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for Information. The Assessments are different than most others; they measure the communication, reasoning and problem-solving skills required for most jobs today from entry-level to professional. To take the Assessments, contact the same Assessment center where you enrolled. Each Assessment takes about one hour. You do not have to take all three at the same time.
  5. Score 3-3-3 or More. You must score at least a 3 on all three Assessments to earn the Credential. The higher your score, the more jobs you may qualify for. If you come up short, use the online Courseware to build your skills and then take the Assessments again.
  6. Get The Advantage. Attach a copy of your credential to your resume and job applications, bring it to job interviews, and prove to employers that you are ready to work.


Florida Ready to Work is sponsored by the State of Florida and supported by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Associated Industries of Florida, HR Florida and many other business and industry organizations.





Career & Technical Education

2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, Florida

32940-6601 321-633-1000, ext. 380 - Fax: 321-633-3520