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. 

July 2nd, 2014 Vol. 5 

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Attention: Watch for the Next E-Newsletter Issue on July 21, 2014
In This Edition:
  • NEW Early College and Career Options (ECCO) Video
  • NEW Employer and Community Tool Kits
  • Information on ACT Accommodations for NCRC Testing 
  • WorkSource Lane - Best Strategies
Click Here to View the NEW ECCO & the NCRC Video
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. Retests for student are subject to all guidelines and limitations above; all retesting may take place within an academic year. 
  • Any individual who wishes to retest must demonstrate to staff that he/she has successfully completed some type of “skilling up” activities and has a reasonable chance of earning the NCRC at the higher level. Any individual who retests must, at minimum, retest on his/her lowest-scored assessment) or multiple, if two or more assessments scored equally low). 
Click Here to download the NEW Guidance on Testing and Re-Testing
NEW Employer and Community Tool Kits - See Links Below! 
CWRC Community Informational Sheets - Tool Kit
CWRC Employer Informational Sheets - Tool Kit
Stephanie Morelli, Business & Employment Specialist Lead
WorkSource Lane, Eugene

WorkSource Lane held a Work Ready Job Fair on March 12, 2014. A major goal of the job fair was to show the value of the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) to area employers and the job seekers that obtained a certificate. NCRC holders received an “Advance Access Pass” to enter the doors at the job fair one hour before general admission. WorkSource Lane staff promoted this incentive along with the other benefits of obtaining an NCRC to their customers, thus vastly increasing the number of local NCRC recipients in the month leading up to the fair. On the day of the fair NCRC holding job seekers voiced their gratitude for having the NCRC advance access. Employers also informed staff that they were impressed with the caliber of candidates they saw during the NCRC-exclusive hour.
Letter's of Support  Across the State

  • West Linn Paper Company  (West Linn) 
  • Computer Maniac (Baker City)
  • Journal Graphics  (Portland)
  • Bestcare Treatment Service (Redmond)
  • Cost to Coast Logistics, LLC (Jackson)
  • The Next Door Inc (Hood River)
  • Farm Supply Distributors (Wallowa)
  • Brewing Company/ Cruz Fermentation Project (Bend)
  • Columbia Shores Construction (Scappoose)
  • Core Business Services (Medford)
  • A-OK Upholstery (Umatilla)
Click Here to View a Comprehensive List of Oregon Businesses Who Recognize and Prefer the NCRC
NEW Revised Letter of Support! 
* Reminder to Print Clearly, doing so will allow for more efficient processing and ensure information is accurately captured* 
Click Here for the NEW Revised LOS Form
ACT Accommodations Request Must...
  • State the specific disability
  • Be current (no older than three years)
  • Describe the presenting problems(s) and developmental history
  • Describe the comprehensive assessments
  • Describe the functional limitation or impairment
  • Describe specific recommendation accommodations
  • Establishe the professional credentials of the elevator 
Click to View the Section on ACT Accommodations Requests
NCRC/CWRC June Archives
Click Here for the NEW Job Applicant Brochure!
Click Here for the NEW Employer Brochure!
Click to View the Site Administrator and Proctor Training Information Packet
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Oregon Community Colleges and Workforce Development
255 Capitol St. NE Fl 3
Salem, OR 97310-0103
(503) 947-2446
Fax: (503) 378-3365

* The Oregon NCRC is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary formats are available upon request to persons with disabilities. 
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