To prepare youth for work, guide them in developing foundational skills — the personal attributes that allow for positive interactions at work, problem solving and fitting into a work environment.
Understand work ethics
Help youth understand work ethics, including honesty, reliability and willingness to follow workplace rules.
Demonstrate appropriate hygiene, grooming, and workplace dress
Help youth understand the importance of proper grooming and a professional appearance.
Build interpersonal skills
Help youth build positive interpersonal skills, such as teamwork, listening and conflict resolution.
Build communication skills
Help youth build communication skills, including written, verbal and nonverbal communication.
Build job readiness skills
Help youth build job readiness skills, including following directions, self-discipline and accepting feedback.