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The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) – The NCRC is a transferable credential that proves an individual is work ready. It is a tool that demonstrates to employers that an individual possesses the basic skills required for success in today’s workforce. The program is based on hard-skills testing integrated into a system called WorkKeys®, which was created by ACT, a nationally-recognized assessment organization.

ACT WorkKeys Job Skill Assessment

The ACT WorkKeys job skill assessment system is a validated, EEOC-compliant system used to evaluate jobs and compare the skills required by certain jobs. It verifies that the person can handle tasks in:

  • Applied Mathematics,
  • Reading for Information, and
  • Locating Information.

These are skills critical in 77% of the jobs in the country.

Improve Your Bottom Line

Find Better Applicants: It helps you find better-quality job applicants. You can interview only applicants who have the skills desired for the position.

Reduce Hiring Costs: It reduces hiring expenses by streamlining hiring. Employers can use the NCRC as another filtering tool for screening the best applicants.

Reduce Turnover: It reduces turnover because it provides you with workers who have documented skill proficiencies.

Improve Effectiveness of Training Dollars: It improves the effectiveness of your valuable training dollars. When a new employee enters a job with an identified skill level, training dollars can be targeted to address any skills gaps.

Assess The Work Readiness Of Your Applicants

To qualify for a National Career Readiness Certificate, career seekers take the three WorkKeys assessments: Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information. Certificates are awarded in four levels, including Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

Bronze: The person scores at least a level 3 in each of the three core areas and has the necessary foundational skills for 35 percent of the jobs in the WorkKeys database.

Silver: The person scores at least a level 4 in each of the three core areas and has the necessary foundational skills for 65 percent of the jobs in the WorkKeys database.

Gold: The person scores at least a level five in each of the three core areas and has the necessary foundational skills for 90 percent of the jobs in the WorkKeys database.

Platinum: The person scores at least a level six or above in each of the three core areas and has the necessary foundational skills for 99 percent of the jobs in the WorkKeys database.