Sondra G. Stein
Program Manager
EFF Portal  

Equipped for the Future at the Center for Literacy Studies 600 Henley St, Suite 312 Knoxville, TN 37996-4135 (865) 974-8426 fax: (865) 974-3857


National and state leaders in business, government, and labor have come together to build a new tool for assuring that jobseekers have the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to succeed in the 21st Century Workplace.
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The EFF Work Readiness Credential is based on nationally-validated EFF applied learning standards and business consensus on what work readiness means. It provides a common, national standard for defining, assessing, and certifying that individuals can meet the demands of entry-level work and learn on the job.

With this credential:
  • Employers can be sure that a job applicant who comes to their door is ready to work and ready to learn job-specific technical skills.

  • New workers, returning workers, and transitioning workers of any age, from any background, can feel confident that they are prepared to meet the challenges ahead.

  • Workforce Investment Boards can hold the system accountable for achieving a common goal and a clear and measurable set of results.