WorkKeys helps prepare students to take the NC Career Readiness Certificate (CRC). Practice for the National Career Readiness Certificate is also available.
NC Career Readiness Certificate
WorkKeys is a standardized assessment that evaluates an individual’s skills in many subject areas such as: workplace documents, applied math and graphic literacy. These subject areas are the three areas in which a person must test, and score high enough in order to receive a Career Readiness Certificate.
A Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is a nationally recognized certification that proves your skills in the three areas of: workplace documents, applied math and graphic literacy. Studies have shown that these skills are essential to most jobs. Also individuals who have earned a CRC tend to perform better than individuals who have not earned a certificate. For this reason, many employers are starting to require a CRC for hiring purposes either before an interview will be offered or before the individual is placed into a position. Also, many companies are beginning to use CRC results for promotional purposes in addition to the individual’s job performance and other criteria set by the employer.
Please refer to the North Carolina Career Readiness Certification website for more information.
Note: The cost for the WorkKeys test to obtain your NC Career Readiness Certificate is $45.00
Practice for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) Online
The National Career Readiness Certificate is an assessment-based credential that measures and certifies the essential work skills needed for success in jobs across industries and occupations. The purpose of this four-week online course is to provide you with an overview of the test in order to prepare you to obtain the NCRC, a portable workforce credential by assessing your current skills level in Workplace Documents, Applied Mathematics, and Graphic Literacy. The certificate was created to help employers by certifying that a recipient possesses competency skills required by more than 90 percent of all jobs in the nation. The questions and problems in this course utilizing the ACT WorkKeys Curriculum interactive training system are similar to those on the actual certification exam as well as test taking tips and problem-solving hints which prepares you to achieve an excellent score.
Classes are ongoing each month. For more information, contact Gary Towery, instructor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.