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National Career Readiness Certificate

Workforce Assessment & Testing

The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

The ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) demonstrates career readiness.

The ACT NCRC is a portable, evidence-based credential that certifies the essential skills for workplace success. Employers look for it from job candidates, whether they come directly from high school, work-based learning programs, or through postsecondary paths, because it is a valid predictor of job performance.

In addition, students pursuing a postsecondary education are eligible for college credit because the ACT NCRC demonstrates college-level competency.

The WorkKeys® Solution

WorkKeys® is a national workforce development system that permits a direct comparison of the skills levels needed to perform a job with skills levels an individual currently possesses. WorkKeys is a comprehensive system from ACT designed to help individuals develop the skills employers require.

The available tests are WorkKeys Workplace Documents, WorkKeys Applied Math and WorkKeys Graphic Literacy.

Your Customized NCRC & WorkKeys® Solutions

Whether you are a Career Seeker, Student, or an Employer, Southwest Workforce Services can provide a solution to your assessment, training, and certification needs.

For more information, contact Workforce at (276)964.7244 or workforce@sw.edu