You can prepare for the WorkKeys assessment for your Career Readiness Certification (CRC) at one of our adult education sites!
This is portable credential based upon the WorkKeys® assessments that demonstrates to employers that an individual possesses the basic workplace skills required for 21st-century jobs. Getting a CRC will allow an individual to show prospective employers that he or she possesses the basic skills they are looking for.
Career Ready 101 is a pre-WorkKeys instructional tool that helps prepare individuals for the WorkKeys assessments. It is the first step toward achieving a Career Readiness Certificate. Career Ready 101 is available via the Internet or print.Even if a job seeker has a high school diploma, GED or post-secondary degree, the Arkansas CRC further verifies that they can handle tasks such as reading instructions and directions, working with figures, and finding information – tasks common in today’s workplace.
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. As a result of the 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 workplace
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® job seekers will earn an Arkansas Career Readiness Certificate.
The benefits of the CRC include:
- increasing chances that graduates will be hired.
- enabling students to see a reason to take coursework seriously.
- improving student’s success in 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.”