Be READY: Real-Life Education and Development for You - Meridian Tech

Be READY: Real-Life Education and Development for You

Real-life Education And Development for You

Be ready for your next job opportunity by sharpening your skills and earning nationally-recognized certifications. Meridian’s Real-life Education and Development for You initiative will help you establish the foundation for your next career and job interview. Courses are self-paced, online curriculum and accessible to fit into your schedule.

Courses Include:

  • National Career Readiness Certificate by ACT
  • OSHA10 Certification (General Industry or Construction)
  • Medic First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Professional Skills Certification
  • Job Search and Interview Preparation

Be READY Course Descriptions

Accordion Sample DescriptionThe WorkKeys NCRC is a portable, evidence-based credential that certifies the essential skills for workplace success. Employers look for it from job candidates, whether they come directly from high school or through postsecondary paths because it is a valid and reliable predictor of job performance.ACT® WorkKeys® Curriculum helps build the essential career-relevant skills needed for learning, personal development and effective job performance and prepares students for the Workkeys Assessments.WorkKeys Assessments consist of:Applied Math measures the ability to apply mathematic principles to problems encountered in the workplace Graphic Literacy measures the ability to find, analyze and apply the information presented in workplace graphics Workplace Documents measures the ability to understand and apply written information presented in the workplaceSuccessful completion of the Workkeys Assessment leads to earning a nationally recognized certificate at the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum level.
Accordion Sample DescriptionOSHA training is necessary for a safe and healthy work environment. Students taking this course have jobs related to health care, electrical, factory, warehouse, manufacturing, storage and more. Most workers in these industries will need to take OSHA 10-hour training as a baseline for being able to identify, predict, avoid, prevent and abate hazards in their workplaces.This fully narrated and interactive 10-hour training also provides information regarding worker's rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a safety-related complaint. After completion of this course, the student will receive an official OSHA 10 Hour Card (DOL Card) and an official OSHA Training Institute Education Center Certificate of Completion.
OSHA training is necessary for a safe and healthy work environment, and for certain states, it is a requirement before work can begin. States that have recently made OSHA training a requirement for certain construction work contracts are Connecticut, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. Our online OSHA training teaches safety awareness and helps each worker recognize and reduce the risks of job site hazards.This fully narrated and interactive training is intended as an orientation to OSHA standards and covers safety and health hazards workers may face on construction work sites. Our 10-hour course places special emphasis on hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention. After completion of this course, the student will receive an official OSHA 10 Hour Card (DOL Card) and an official OSHA Training Institute Education Center Certificate of Completion.
MEDIC First Aid® BasicPlus is a combined adult CPR, AED and first aid training program designed specifically for the occupational first aid provider. This flexible program meets OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training employees on how to respond and care for medical emergencies at work. This course is a blend of online, self-paced curriculum with in-person skills and written evaluations. Students must successfully complete both evaluations to earn the two-year industry-recognized certification.
Professional skills are often referred to as “soft skills” (or social/emotional learning, emotional intelligence, etc.) and are quickly becoming the new yardstick for measuring success, and with good reason. Research shows that these soft skills account for as much as 85% of an individual’s success, whereas traditional “hard skills” (academics, corporate job training, IQ, etc.) only account for 15%.Employers have placed a premium on employees’ ability to communicate, to think critically and solve difficult problems, to learn new skills, to lead others, to function independently, to work as part of a team to accomplish a common goal and to accept and thrive with constant change.  This can be accomplished with soft skills training.In a digital world where technology allows people to be more closely linked than ever before, professional skills are the traits that allow us to reach out and connect with others and be our best selves. Much like emotional intelligence, which is the capacity to express our own emotions and respond to the emotions of those around us, soft skills drive and define personal skills and interpersonal growth. Some professional skills examples include having a positive attitude, effective time management, and empathy. They are more fluid rather than concrete and are transferable to a variety of settings, including the workplace.The course is comprised of 8 modules:Attitude Communication Planning and Organizing Critical Thinking Interpersonal Skills Teamwork Professionalism Media Rules
Helping students find and successfully secure employment is the ultimate goal of the Be READY program. The Job Search and Interviewing Skills course prepares job seekers through a series of modules from basic job search techniques, resume development, and skills to help prepare and practice for an interview. The course includes a mock interview with feedback to help sharpen interview skills.The course is comprised of 6 modules:Job Search Resumes Job Applications Preparing for an Interview Interviewing After the Interview

Be READY Registration -- Enroll in the full program certification or just the individual courses you need.

    National Career Readiness Certificate by ACT | OSHA10 Certification (General Industry or Construction) | Medic First Aid/CPR Certification | Professional Skills Certification | Job Search and Interview Preparation
    Payment is due prior to the start of class. If paying with a credit card, please call the Bursar office at 405-377-3333 ext. 322.A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your enrollment for each class. The deposit guarantees your enrollment and is applied to your tuition. A $50 deposit is required for classes $399 and under. A $100 deposit is required for classes $400 and over. We are happy to refund your deposit if a class is canceled. The balance of tuition is due when the first class meets and is non-refundable. Supplies are not included in tuition, unless otherwise noted. Please be sure to take your projects with you when a class ends. Unforeseen circumstances may cause us to change the date or time of a class.
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