Workplace Essential Skills is designed for adults who are looking for a job or want to improve their skills in order to land a better job. The program offers lessons on what to expect from the job application process, what skills and attributes employers look for, and how those skills are put to work in real on-the-job situations. The first eight programs in particular are designed to help viewers develop career goals and realistic plans for attaining those goals.
Produced by KET as part of the PBS LiteracyLink project, the series also includes instructional programs in writing, reading, and mathematics at a 6th- to 7th-grade reading level. These programs may be used as remedial help for students who need to improve basic skills in these areas.