You can get your Career Readiness Certification (CRC) at several of our adult education sites!
The CRC is a portable credential based on the ACT WorkKeys® assessments that demonstrates to employers that you possess the basic workplace skills required for 21st-century jobs. Getting a Career Readiness Certification (CRC) allows you to showcase the basic skills prospective employers are looking for!
Steps to getting the Career Readiness Certification:
- Career Ready 101 is a pre-WorkKeys instructional tool that helps prepare individuals for the WorkKeys assessments. Career Ready 101 is available on the Internet or in print.Even if you have a high school diploma, GED or post-secondary degree, the Arkansas CRC further verifies that you can handle common workplace tasks such as reading instructions and directions, working with figures, and finding information.
To earn an Arkansas Career Readiness Certificate, job seekers must successfully complete the Career Ready 101 instruction and score at least a level 3 on the WorkKeys assessments in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics and Locating Information. Based on WorkKeys assessment scores, job seekers receive a Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze certificate or identify areas in which they need further instruction.
Reading for Information – The ability to understand information in common work
documents such as letters, memos, procedures and instructions.
Applied Mathematics – The ability to use mathematical reasoning in solving common
Locating Information – The ability to understand and extract information from graphics such as diagrams, tables, forms, graphs, and charts.
Upon successfully completing KeyTrain® and WorkKeys® you will earn an Arkansas Career Readiness Certificate. Other benefits of the CRC include:
- Increased chances that program graduates will be hired.
- Improving student success into entry-level and subsequent jobs.
- Aligning curricula to meet the job skills employers need.
- Providing a workforce development tool that ensures “no worker is left behind.”