WorkKeys Assessment or Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)
WorkKeys is a job skills assessment that helps job seekers properly prepare for their career and provides an opportunity for the job seeker to conduct a comparison between their personal skills to those required in the job market. The assessment involves answering a series of questions which are based on situations common in the everyday work world and will be broken in to three individual components:
- Applied Mathematics
- Locating Information
- Reading for Information
*** If you are interested in becoming a teacher assistant for Johnston County Public Schools, please check the Teacher Assistant Education page for more information on the program and the WorkKeys testing requirements. ***
The assessment will take approximately three (3) hours to complete.
The National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC) is a portable credential that promotes career development and skill attainment for the individual, and confirms to employers that an individual possesses basic workplace skills in reading, applies math, and locating information - essential skills required by the vast majority of jobs today. Over 85% of jobs in the US require competency in the three core areas of Applied Mathematics, Locating Informationand Reading for Information.
National Career Readiness Certificate levels and employability rates are as follows:
- Bronze - Score at least Level 3 in all three core areas which demonstrates the necessary skills for approximately 35% of the jobs in the WorkKeys database
- Silver - Score at least Level 4 in all three core areas which demonstrates the necessary skills for approximately 65% of the jobs in the WorkKeys database
- Gold - Score at least Level 5 in all three core areas which demonstrates the necessary skills for approximately 90% of the jobs in the WorkKeys database
- Platinum - Score at least Level 6 in all three core areas which demonstrates the necessary skills for approximately 99% of the jobs in the WorkKeys database
The National Career Readiness Certificate proves to employers that you have the skills to do the job!
The WorkKeys assessments cost $12 per assessment (3 assessments - Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, Locating Information) and are administered at the Johnston County Workforce Development Center in Clayton.
Total fee for testing = $36 to be paid in EXACT cash or by check.