December Career Readiness Testing

November 26, 2018

Wayne County residents will have just two opportunities to take the WorkKeys® tests for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) at Wayne Community College in December.

The Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success (WORKS) program will provide testing sessions 12:30-4:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Dec. 11.

All of these sessions will be held in Room 136 of the Walnut Building on Wayne Community College’s main campus in Goldsboro. Pre-registration by calling (919) 739-7004 is required.

Cost to take the set of three skill assessments (Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents) is $36.

The Airman and Family Readiness Center on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base offers free assessments to military personnel and their dependents. Call (919) 772-1123 for more information and to register for the next testing session on the base.

Those wishing to prepare for the NCRC may take advantage of the self-directed instruction and skills upgrade training offered in the WORKS Lab, which also is located in Room 136 of the Walnut Building.

The lab is open 9 a.m.-noon on Mondays and Thursdays and 1-4 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays. The lab is closed on Wednesdays and Fridays, and Dec. 24-31 and Jan. 1, 2019.

Individuals may earn bronze, silver, gold, or platinum certificates based on their performance on the tests. The NCRC is recognized by employers across the state as a proven measurement of job skills.

More than 18,800 certificates have been awarded to Wayne County residents, giving 35 percent of the workforce the credential.

Eighty-six Wayne County employers recognize or recommend the NCRC for selection, hiring, training, and advancement.

More information about the NCRC and future months’ testing schedules are available at www.waynecc.edu/businessandindustry/ncrcworkkeys/.

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