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Ready4Real delivers innovative and relevant curriculums to youth and adults to prepare them for real life.




Ready4Real teaches these vital work readiness skills by instilling confidence in our students.

Through technical, professional, and life lessons, we help people prepare to succeed in their lives and careers. R4R serves our community by offering professional and skill-based training programs and workshops to instill confidence in individuals, to connect them with relevant resources to meet their goals, and to meet the needs of local employers.

Program Sessions

PART 1 – Managing Your Resources

Session 1

You’ve Got Talent

“Intelligence” is not only measured by IQ. We’ll uncover your unique intelligence and talents to help you explore your potential.

Session 2

Emotions and Connections

What is emotional intelligence, why does it matter and how does it affect the way we communicate?

Session 3


“I am just so stressed!” In this workshop we will explore practical solutions to improve overall wellness – a key to a successful life

Session 4

Time & Money

“Time is Money!” Prioritizing and finding ROI in how we spend both time and money.

Session 5


How will I know I have arrived if I do not know where I am going? Setting intentions to guide the future.

Part II – Managing Your Brand

Session 6

Your Word

Don’t throw away your shot! We’ll use the writer’s workshop model to develop a working resume, dynamic cover letter, professional references, and letters of recommendation.

Session 7

Style with Substance

“Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?” In this workshop we will develop strategies to present our best selves.

Session 8

Digital Presence

Virtual or Reality, how do you know the difference? Managing our online presence.

Session 9


All about “adulting”

Session 10

Yourself, Relationships & Community

Creating a Career/Life Action Plan including our roles & responsibilities as community citizens, employees, and family members.

Other Workshops & Consulting We Offer:

The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz, Lessons to live by for success in your life and work.

Myers Briggs Type Indicator personality inventory

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Maintaining Healthy Relationships

Situational Judgement, workplace scenarios

Connecting Youth with Business

We’re prioritizing youth, but we can’t do this alone. Help us create the bridge between education and successful employment.

Work Experience expands the walls of the classroom by exposing students to a variety of industries and skills in ways that are not possible in the classroom alone. Ready4Real Work Experience partnerships give students the opportunity to develop skills that align with their career interests.

Work Experience Employer Benefits

  • Promote your industry and career to help students realize the area’s robust opportunities

  • Increased productivity with training tailored specifically to your business needs

  • Demonstrate commitment to community
  • Engage students who may become future employees building and improving your talent pipeline
  • Bridge the youth skills gap
  • Work Experience wage subsidy
  • Recognition and promotion

What the community is saying

“Ready for Real provides our students with an opportunity to prepare for the world outside of high school in a friendly and safe place that teaches them what to expect.”
Jerri Charlebois, Life Skills Teacher, Plattsburgh High School
“The Ready4Real team has meaningfully engaged the students in the process of their learning from the present to their most ethereal dreams. By creating substantive dialogue with students about moving from school to the workplace and the myriad steps in between, they have created an environment conducive not only to learning but to meaningful career exploration and self-discovery.”
Luke Hudak, Northern Borders Academy P-Tech Liaison, North Country Community College

I’m so thankful I was able to participate in Ready4Real. This program has given me opportunities I wouldn’t have gotten in my life if I wasn’t a part of it. I have the ambition to become something great and Ready4Real has been a huge motivator for me to achieve my goals.

Kareena, Ready4Real Participant

Ready4Real has provided our students with assessments to aid career exploration, individual attention to determine worthwhile work experience opportunities, access to the National Work Readiness Credential, and notable field trips like visiting the NY State Capitol. As an educator focusing on College and Career Readiness I look forward to future collaboration with the Ready4Real program.

Vicki Gardener, Chateaugay High School

The Ready4Real program is an amazing opportunity for any student, regardless if they are going to attend college or join the workforce! I wish it was available when I was in school. The idea of bringing these young students into the real world and showing them what a potential job looks like along with preparing them with the tools they need to succeed is awesome. We look forward to continuing working with the Ready4Real ETS team and the students!

Ryan Douglas, Camso