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!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.
Employers are constantly seeking a competitive edge. Employers need employees who possess the foundational skills necessary that set them apart as workplace ready, and employers know that by hiring individuals who have acquired a Career Readiness Certification (CRC) certificate. Employers understand this can be a reduction in hidden costs associated with lost production time, turnover rate and on-the-job training.
Successful completion of the ACT WorkKeys® assessments in Applied Math, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Documents can lead to earning a Career Readiness Certificate (CRC). This certificate demonstrates workplace readiness in possessing these basic foundational skills, which are the fundamental, portable skills that are necessary for conveying and receiving information critical to training and workplace success.
Even if a jobseeker 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.
Whether you have a job or are job hunting, you can set yourself apart with the competitive edge of having a Career Readiness Certificate. Contact your local Arkansas Workforce Center today to find out more.
Upon successfully completing KeyTrain® 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.”