Student in a cap and gown.

Students graduating with workforce skills through Duval Ready

May 31, 2023 – This school year, more than 700 Team Duval seniors will graduate with a new seal on their diploma – the “Duval Ready” designation.

Duval Ready is a job-readiness program that focuses on teaching students soft skills through a combination of Florida Ready to Work modules, unique classroom and real-world experiences, and a culminating capstone project.

The school board adopted Duval Ready into its strategic plan with input from local employers. By focusing on four skills – communication, professionalism, teamwork, and collaboration – leaders say students will be able to enter the workforce with more confidence.

After spending the 2022-2023 school year piloting the program, leaders are gearing toward a wider implementation of Duval Ready in the fall. Students interested in learning more about the program can speak to their school counselors.

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