WorkKeys Assessment

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 Informationand Reading for Information.

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!

For additional information on the assessments visit www.crcnc.org or www.act.org/workkeys

All testing is held at the Workforce Development Center at 5:30 pm on the Tuesdays listed below. Please arrive at the Workforce Development Center no later than 5:15 pm for testing.

Upcoming WorkKeys Testing Dates:

January 24, 2017 July 25, 2017
February 21, 2017          August 22, 2017
March 21, 2017 September 26, 2017         
April 18, 2017 October 24, 2017
May 16, 2017 November 21. 2017
June 20, 2017 December 5, 2017

** Please call the Workforce Development Center (919) 209-2572, to schedule a testing date.

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 = $36 to be paid in EXACT cash or by check.

If you are interested in becoming a teacher assistant for Johnston County Schools, please check the Teacher Assistant Education page for more information on the program and the WorkKeys testing requirements.

WorkKeys Assessment contact:
Shelley Gardner - (919) 209-2572
swgardner@johnstoncc.edu