Workforce Readiness


Workforce Readiness is a national 4-H project. It features curriculum that will guide you through the project. For a copy contact your County 4-H Office or order online at National 4-H Service Supply. For additional curriculum possibilities, explore the National Directory of 4-H Materials and do a key word search for Workforce Readiness.

Workforce Readiness
What you can do in this project: explore what it takes to get your first job; discover how to assess job possibilities in the community; create job scenarios; recognize your learning styles and personal qualities.
Grades: 6-9
Resource: 08191, Get in the Act! Take 1 (with CD)

Entrepreneurship Leader
Resources: 08192, Get in the Act! Take 1 Helper’s Guide
4H500, I’m a 4-H Project Leader. Now What Do I Do?


Want to learn more about Workforce Readiness? Try the links below.

Workforce Readiness Project Training
Many counties hold local training for members and leaders in their favorite project areas, including Workforce Readiness. Watch your county 4-H Family newsletter or contact your county Extension office for details.

Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference
If you’re in grades 8-10, check out the next Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference, scheduled each June at the UW-Madison campus. The conference offers educational seminars in most areas of 4-H. Contact your county Extension office for details.

County Fair

The county fair . . . what a great time it is! Every summer, families flock to county fairs to see the latest 4-H project exhibits. Exhibiting is a fun and educational way for youth to showcase their project work to judges and to the public. Judging materials are supported by Bill Shaw in memory of his wife, Shirley.

Related Links

There’s so much more to learn in the 4-H Workforce Readiness Project. Just follow these links!

Better Business Bureau
Guidance on what to look for before and after you buy, and what to do if you have a complaint.

UW-Madison Steenbock Library Resource Guide: Consumer Science
Guide to links for many consumer-related sites.

Project Support

For more information on 4-H Workforce Readiness Project, contact the following:

UW-Extension County 4-H Offices
This is your link to a list of Wisconsin County Extension Offices. Select the county of your choice.