Preparing for Work is organized into four curriculum areas: Work Readiness, Entrepreneurship, Technical Skills, and Life Skills.
- Work Readiness includes specific work-related skills that young people and adults need to be successful as entry-level workers in any formal sector business or industry or in any informal sector livelihood. These skills are generally thought of as life skills with a strong work focus, and include health and safety at work, work habits and conduct, personal leadership, communicating with others, teamwork and collaboration at work, rights and responsibilities of workers and employers, and customer service.
- Entrepreneurship includes the range of skills that young people and adults need to be successful in starting and maintaining a small business or income-generating activity, such as recognizing and assessing personal fit for entrepreneurship; conducting market analyses; developing business plans; managing finances and staff; marketing; and ensuring long-term sustainability.
- Technical Skills include the wide range of skills that young people and adults need for specific occupations, industries, or small businesses.
- Life Skills include the range of skills that young people and adults need to navigate daily life and to be successful in their roles as family members, community members, and workers. These skills include personal development and self-knowledge, leadership, health and general well-being, financial literacy, and interpersonal communications skills.