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The all new National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) provides a credential for employees confirming their workplace skills in applied math, workplace documents, and graphic literacy. These three skills have been identified by employers as vital for success in the vast majority of today’s jobs. WorkKeys is required to earn a National Career Readiness Certificate.

This program leads users to certification with WorkKeys assessments and the National Career Readiness Certification. It’s a powerful way to build self-esteem, provide real credentials and set you up for success. Use our WorkKeys Curriculum courses to improve your math, reading, and graphic literacy skills. Determine what level of the Career Readiness Certificate you are eligible to earn – Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum certificate in each of the three core areas.

Cost: $180 (Tuition may be waived for the unemployed and underemployed.)

Other locations and times may be available on demand.
Financial assistance for tuition, fees and/or books is also available through the Surry Skill-up grant.

Whether you're thinking about the next phase of your education, launching a new career, or making a transition in your current job, the ACT WorkKeys assessment system can help. Taking ACT WorkKeys test is an important first step to prepare for education, training, a career, or career advancement. Your test scores help you compare your skills to the skills real jobs require.

ACT WorkKeys test questions are based on situations in the everyday work world. That's why employers request these tests or ask applicants for Career Readiness Certificate to help them hire, train, and promote the most qualified candidates. The CRC is awarded on the basis of individuals' ACT WorkKeys test scores and is the most widely used employability credentials in the country.

ACT WorkKeys assessments include tests that enable you to:

  • Determine the skill levels you've achieved;
  • Identify skills you could improve;
  • Match your skill levels to specific job requirements;
  • Show employers that you have the skills needed for workplace success.
Flexible dates, times, locations, test preparation, and scholarships are available.

Assessments

  • Applied Mathematics, $10
  • Locating Information, $10
  • Reading for Information, $10
  • Applied Technology, $10
  • Business Writing, $10
  • Workplace Observation, $20

To schedule testing, contact Susan Ratcliff at (336) 386-3309 or ratcliffs@surry.edu.

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