Career Readiness Exam

Professional Development Career Ready Exam

The mission of SkillsUSA is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.

Based on research of over 1,000 business and industry partners, the SkillsUSA Framework defines the skills needed for success in the workplace and in life. This year each career competition of the SkillsUSA Championships will include a Professional Development Career Ready Exam worth 5% of the total overall score.

The will consist of 50 multiple choice questions, that will include:

  • 5 questions demonstrating general career readiness

  • 15 questions demonstrating Personal Skills

  • 15 questions demonstrating Workplace Skills

  • 15 questions demonstrating Technical Skills Grounded in Academics

Resources To Prepare

Framework Integration Toolkit

Profession Members (advisors) have access to the SkillsUSA Framework Integration Toolkit that has everything needed to ensure career readiness within a classroom, training program and chapter.

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Career Essentials

The SkillsUSA Career Essentials suite engages students in defining, implementing and measuring their career-readiness skills along every point in their educational journey.

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