Career Seekers and the CRC
Getting a North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate allows you to show
prospective employers that you possess the basic skills they require.
Even if you have a high school diploma (or GED) or a post-secondary degree, the
CRC further verifies that you can handle the kinds of tasks – finding
information, reading instructions and directions, even working with figures –
that are common in today's workplace.
How It Works
Building on a Proven Program
The Certificate is based on established WorkKeys® assessment tests. (WorkKeys is
a comprehensive skills assessment tool recognized by thousands of companies in
the U.S. and by state and federal agencies.) To earn a Career Readiness
Certificate, individuals undergo testing related to reading, applied math, and
locating information through the WorkKeys skills assessment system.
A Chance to Advance
Individuals can earn three levels of Career Readiness Certificates based on
their test performance in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and
Reading for Information.
Career seekers can obtain a Career Readiness Certificate by taking WorkKeys
assessment. Individuals who do not initially achieve the certificate can pursue
targeted training and education through the Community Colleges and Career
Centers. For a list of contact persons in your area click