A curriculum developed by ODEP focused on teaching
"soft" or workforce readiness skills to youth, including youth with
disabilities. Created for youth development professionals as an introduction to
workplace interpersonal and professional skills, the curriculum is targeted for
youth ages 14 to 21 in both in-school and out-of-school environments.
The basic structure of the program is comprised of modular,
hands-on, engaging activities that focus on six key skill areas: communication,
enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical
thinking, and professionalism.