The NCRC/CWRC E-Newsletter is designed to provide stakeholders with a condensed summary of the most current information, events, and data related to the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) and Certified Work Ready Communities (CWRC) efforts across the state.
“Job seekers need to know that we want to help them, that we care for them and that we give them what they need.”
~ Kimberly Carlson, Business & Employment Specialist
Beaverton WorkSource Center
Meet Amy GibbsAmy joined The Oregon Consortium and Oregon Workforce Alliance (TOC/OWA) WIB team as the Business Services Coordinator in March 2014. In this role, Amy collaborates with stakeholders and partners across the region to support Workforce initiatives such as the CWRC, NCRC, and Sector Strategies.
Her background includes project management, program administration, and direct service provision experience in Workforce Development and Higher Education; as well as a Master’s Degree in Training and Development. Originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Amy is an outdoor enthusiast that has recently learned to fly fish, loves to travel, and treasures time spent with family and friends.
NEW Guidance on Testing and Re-Testing
All individuals must initially take each of the three NCRC assessments before any retesting is allowed.
High School Students: Before any retesting, the student must use skilling up courseware, curriculum, and /or other resources to document that he or she has taken steps to skill up.
In early June, 32 students from Springfield High School sat for the three workKeys assessments and earned their National Career Readiness Certificates (NCRC)! Students also met the essentials skills requirements for graduation.
Letter's of Support Across the State
Visting Angels (Albany)
Eastern Oregon University (La Grande)
Douglas Electric Cooperative (Roseburg)
Astoria Animal Hospital (Astoria)
True Health Medicine PC (Tualatin)
On Call Heating and Air (Corvallis)
Salem Chamber of Commerce (Salem)
Knappa Fire District (Bradwood)
Columbia Shores Construction (Scappoose)
Core Business Services (Medford)
Scala's Auto (Klamath Falls)
Celilo Restaurant (Hood River)
*Reminder: Obtain Letter of Support (LOS) forms from high schools as they gear up for NCRCs testing!