Workforce Education Discussion

Equiped for the the Future (EFF)

 
 
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Equiped for the the Future (EFF)
by Judy Panek - Tuesday, 12 December 2006, 6:15 PM
 
Has anyone heard of a work readiness credential based on something called the Equipped for the Future  (EFF) Standards Framework?

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Re: Equiped for the the Future (EFF)
by Claudia Kinville - Wednesday, 13 December 2006, 9:12 AM
 

The National Work Readiness Credential began a targeted "soft launch" in September, 2006, and includes 50 testing sites nationwide, including one at Hubbs Center for Lifelong Learning in St. Paul.  This targeted rollout will allow for testing of the online system, administrative, review, and scoring processes, as well as for collection of validation data.  The full launch is anticipated for early 2007.

The test is administered online and includes the following: 1) situational judgment; 2) oral language; 3) reading with understanding; and 4) using math to solve problems and communicate.  The test takes up to 4 hours to complete. 

According to Diane Gardner of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, one of the contacts for EFF, "individuals probably need to be at 5-6 TABE levels to pass the assessment."  For additional information, follow this link: http://eff.cls.utk.edu/workreadiness 

For additional information about the National Work Readiness Credential, follow this link:  http://workreadiness.com

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Re: Equiped for the the Future (EFF)
by Judy Mortrude - Wednesday, 13 December 2006, 2:12 PM
 

Judy

Yes, this is the National Work Readiness Credential that Saint Paul ABE is piloting.  DEED and the workforce centers are very interested in it as well.  Jerry Etesse saw my presentation on the NWRC and has information on it.  You can also check out www.workreadiness.com.

Judy