Cumberland County has begun the two-year process of becoming a Certified Work Ready Community (WRC).
Karen Seman, director of workforce development for Richland Community Development Group gave the first lecture about how WorkKeys, a test created through the ACT will soon be given to students in high school
The Graduation Alliance also recently announced a collaboration to offer the WorkKeys job skill tests and the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) as part of a diploma program.
College officials say May will be a very important month for Career Readiness Testing. The WorkKeys® tests for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) will be offered five times during May.
: The Washington County Economic Alliance is on the cusp of attaining a National Career Readiness Certificate silver status. Since the WCEA launched the ACT Work Ready Program in February, 294 out of 535 tested residents, or 55 percent, have tested in the silver level on the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate, said Cary Karlson,
According to a recent survey from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, only 30 percent of high school graduates without post-secondary instruction obtain full-time employment.
What if high school students and recent graduates could earn a nationally recognized credential demonstrating that they have the literacy and numeracy skills necessary for success in the workplace? What if employers had a way to precisely measure the skills needed for particular jobs and then hire people who possess those skills?
The Calloway County Jail in cooperation with the Calloway County Adult Education Office is now offering the opportunity for inmates to achieve skill-based credentials to help them secure employment upon their release. Participants can earn the National Career Readiness Certificate which is a portable and uniform measure of key workplace skills.
Representatives in the City of Parsons are working to make the city a workforce ready community. In an effort of doing so, the city and Labette Community College is offering free testing to anyone who wants to become workforce ready.
Employers, local leaders and state officials gathered at Presto Products Friday to celebrate Halifax County’s designation as a Certified Ready Work Community.