Transition to the Workforce
Employers seek workers with strong basic skills to work smart and to grow on the job. They are prepared to invest in job candidates with the potential to learn independently, to benefit from training, to take on new responsibilities, and to move up the career ladder. Today’s basic skills go beyond the "three R’s" to include communication, critical thinking, and a broad array of soft skills. CASAS offers assessments to help students transition to the workforce.
The CASAS Workforce Skills Certification System (WSCS) provides the foundation to prepare a skilled and able entry-level workforce. Candidates who demonstrate advanced skills in multiple skill areas are eligible to earn a locally awarded, nationally recognized certificate.
Studies show a positive relationship between a person who scores at an advanced CASAS level and the ability to pass the GED or to score a Level 3 or higher on WorkKeys.
The Promising Practice award winning "Moving On Up" Transitions Program at Bakersfield Adult School in California informs students about different personal and professional options available to them after the complete ESL, ABE, and/or ASE courses.
Presentations from CASAS Summer Institutes that address transition to the workforce: