|The purpose of this contract is to provide statewide career readiness assessments. Administration of this career readiness assessment will include, but is not limited to, the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) eleventh and twelfth grade students and the South Carolina Department of Employment Workforce (SCDEW) job-seeking adults. This contract will provide an assessment or assessments that are valid indicators of career readiness and essential soft skills.|
The career readiness assessments must serve the educational needs of South Carolina and the workforce development practitioners in their goal to link jobseekers with employers to meet the business needs in the state. Businesses have identified multiple types of soft skills that make effective employees including problem solving, teamwork/collaboration, communication, initiative, flexibility and interpersonal skills.