In response to the need to better prepare our students to enter the workforce and to be successful on the job, as employers have long demanded, Virginia has created an essential list of 21 workplace readiness skills. This list, endorsed by the Board of Education, is a mandatory component of every CTE course in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

This repository provides crucial documentation of the process that helped move Workplace Readiness Skills from idea to classroom implementation and student assessment. It houses the resources, background data, and history that help tell the full Virginia story of Workplace Readiness Skills.



Weldon Cooper


Virginia's CTE Resource Center

Preliminary Research and Literature Review

The initial work that led to the creation and validation of the current list of skills


Milestones crossed to bring workplace readiness skills from idea to implementation

Products, Promotion, and Review

Reports, promotional items, assessment data, and FAQs