The on-line instructional resources provided here are designed for use in schools or training programs where people are being encouraged to appreciate the importance of work ethic, further develop their own work habits and attitudes, and improve employability skills.

Teachers and instructors using these materials will find a link on the lower portion of this page that will assist them in using the lessons in a classroom setting.

Select the lesson you are to work on next:

  • Lesson 1 - Why Work Ethic?
    A brief lesson about why work ethic is so important in the information age workplace and why it will continue to be important in the future.

  • Lesson 2 - What is Work Ethic?
    A lesson that defines work ethic and includes information about important worker characteristics that employers are seeking.

  • Lesson 3 - Interpersonal Skills
    Examines the role of interpersonal skills as an aspect of work ethic, emphasizes its importance in the workplace, and helps learners to develop strategies for improving interpersonal skills.

  • Lesson 4 - Initiative
    Explains initiative as a part of work ethic, helps learners to evaluate their own initiative, and encourages them to use initiative in appropriate and productive ways.

  • Lesson 5 - Being Dependable
    Emphasizes the importance of being dependable and helps learners to identify areas for improving personal dependability.

  • Lesson 6 - Other Employability Skills
    Other employability skills related to work ethic are considered in this lesson along with activities to prepare people for success in the information age workplace.


Materials for teachers and instructors:

For teachers who are using these materials in class or instructors using the web site for some other type of education or training, some additional items are provided here to enhance the presentations done in conjunction with use of the web materials.  An Instructor's Guide has also been developed and is being pilot tested in selected sites. 

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