The National Career Readiness Certificate™ (NCRC®) is based on an individual’s performance on three WorkKeys® skills assessments: Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents.
Scores on these assessments determine the certificate level (bronze, silver, gold, or platinum)an individual can earn.
These assessments measure a range of essential work skills, including the ability to:
Employers Recognize the NCRC!
Wilkes County is certified as the 21st county in N.C. to be named an ACT Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC). The Wilkes Economic Development Corporation initiated the process in 2016. Meaghan Lewis with the N.C. Chamber Foundation presented the certificate to Dan Little, former president, Wilkes EDC, along with other steering team members.
The NCRC gives individuals proof that they possess the skills employers deem essential to workplace success. This improves career outcomes for everyone from people just entering the workforce to longtime employees—and it enhances employers’ hiring, training, and promotion decisions.
WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system measuring "real-world" skills that employers believe are critical to job success.