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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.

CRC Assessments 

As mentioned above, CRC assessments test applicants in three major areas:  Reading for Information, Locating Information, and Applied Mathematics.   The different levels earned – bronze, silver and gold – signify increasing levels of difficulty in each area.  You may get a detailed description of what skills are tested for at each certificate level:  Bronze  |  Silver  |  Gold

How to Earn Certification 

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 here.

 


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