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.
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).
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.