Skill Building and Workforce Ready
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Students working at Vystar
Students learning about drones
  • Students who earn this diploma seal are “Ready to Work”

    Duval County recognizes the importance of preparing all students for life after graduation, and that includes focusing on direct instruction of professional skills. The Duval Ready Diploma designation is a diploma seal that students can earn, symbolizing that they have training in skills such as professionalism, communication, teamwork, and problem-solving using the Florida Ready to Work (FRTW) curriculum. Students demonstrate mastery through a capstone project in their senior year, putting their skills to the test and making learning authentic!


    Florida ready to work logo

    Students complete the Florida Ready to Work Curriculum, have earned the soft skills credential recognized by the state of Florida and have demonstrated these mastered skills in a capstone project. 

  • EARNUP logo in blue letters

    You are part of that talent pipeline that becomes the next generation of the region’s workforce. 

    Earn Up supports high school student career development. We make available important resources that will help identify areas of post-secondary opportunity, from work-based certificates and college to internships and apprenticeships. Our goal is to help high school graduates find the work they are passionate about while remaining in the Jacksonville region.  Qualified professionals are needed to help local companies grow and prosper. 

    Earn Up, powered by JAXUSA Partnership, is committed to growing a robust talent ecosystem in Northeast Florida by aligning to the needs of the Jacksonville business community with a talented and engaged workforce through the awareness and education on Career Pathways in the Jacksonville region’s target and support industries.

    • CareerShip

      CareerShip® is a free online career exploration adventure for middle and high school students. CareerShip is a product of Mapping Your Future, a public-service web site providing free career, college, financial aid, and money management information and services.
    • helps young adults plan their next steps in life by bringing together the most recently available information about colleges, careers and military service opportunities from the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense, Education and Labor.