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!

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

** Please contact the Workforce Development Center at (919) 209-2572 or email
swgardner@johnstoncc.edu to schedule a testing session.

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.

Contact

Shelley Gardner
Economic Development Training Coordinator
(919) 209-2572
swgardner@johnstoncc.edu

Roxanne Parrish
Administrative Assistant, Workforce Development Center
(919) 209-2591
reparrish@johnstoncc.edu