Education programming powered by ETS.
Bridging the work readiness skills gap.
Young people have the power to make a difference. When a student becomes a voter, they are channeling their inner passion to call for change. Ready2Vote is helping students gain access to the necessary resources to vote, get involved and make their voices heard in our democracy.
Ready4Real teaches these vital work readiness skills by instilling confidence in our students.
From self-examination through practical skillset training and application, to connecting with some of the area’s top employers, Ready4Real is a one-of-a kind life-changing program. Our unique curriculum is taught in local schools by a team of experts and community partners who are dedicated to helping students build the confidence they need to fulfill their life goals.
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
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.
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.
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!