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Florida Ready to Work Names PCHA a 2012 – 2013 Assessment Site

The Pinellas County Housing Authority has been designated a Florida Ready to Work Assessment Center.  As a Florida Ready to Work Assessment Center, PCHA can assist and test participants to determine whether they have the fundamental job skills to receive a credential.  If not, the participants have the opportunity to study the on-line courseware to increase areas of weakness in order to successfully complete the Florida Ready to Work Credential.  This process provides further benefits to participants striving to meet their goal of self-sufficiency.

“PCHA is very excited about the opportunity to provide our residents yet another great opportunity to succeed in yet another direction that leads to self-sufficiency and success”, said Regina Booker, Resident Services & Programs Director.

Florida Ready to Work is an innovative, workforce education and economic development program. The centerpiece of the program is the Florida Ready to Work credential, a career readiness certificate – signed by Governor Rick Scott – that certifies that a Florida student/jobseeker has the fundamental job skills necessary to succeed in today’s rapidly changing and competitive economy.

The Florida Ready to Work program is sponsored and funded by the State of Florida, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, and is free to all jobseekers or employers.

The three-step process includes skill-building courseware, skill assessments, and the Florida Ready to Work Credential.  To earn a credential, the participant must score at least a 3 on all three required assessments – applied mathematics, locating information, and reading for information.