Micro Course Information: PREP101 - Entering the Workforce: Basic Professional Skills

Entering or re-entering the workforce is both exciting and perhaps a bit anxiety-provoking. Whether you have been a student, a stay-at-home caregiver, or working odd jobs, formally joining the workforce represents a significant life change. You will be required to work according to your employer's schedule, show up on time, have a work-focused attitude, and complete duties and tasks under deadlines. This micro course will help you develop the skills most demanded by employers and develop strategies for personal confidence and success.

After successfully completing this micro course, you'll be able to:
  • - Identify what employers expect from employees regarding work ethic and integrity
  • - Practice employment-ready skills such as self-initiative, communication skills, awareness of workplace culture, and self-awareness/professional presence
  • - Review fundamental employment building blocks, including personal budgeting skills (cost/benefit of a job opportunity), employment taxes, and basic technical skills required in the workplace


Micro Course Outline:


Unit 1 - Work Ethic, Workplace Integrity, Time Management, and Teamwork  

Unit 2 - Showing Initiative and Critical Thinking

Unit 3 - Communication (Clear, Timely, and Accurate)

Unit 4 - Self-Awareness and Workplace Culture

Unit 5 - Basic Technical Skills for the Workplace

Unit 6 - Economics of Work (Basic Budgeting and Taxes)

Unit 7 - Ready for the Day (Workplace Dress, Hygiene, and Safety)



This micro course is 100% online, features 15 hours of engaging content, and is self-paced over 4 weeks. You will receive access to the micro course on the 1st of the month, but you are free to work through the material when it works best in your schedule! More information is available on our CareerPLUS website or on our FAQ page.

 Session Information: MC0721V1-PREP101

Schedule: Self-paced. Accessible online 24-hours, starting on 07/01/21 and ending on 07/28/21.
Times: 12:00am - 11:59pm

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Optional wrap-up conference call with the micro course facilitator scheduled for Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CST. Call-in details will be shared after your micro course begins.

Facilitators

Name Additional Resources
Mariann Kurtz Weber

Location

Online
Online
Online, IA 52001