March Career Readiness Testing

February 24, 2020

Testing for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) will be offered four times in March for Wayne County residents.

The Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success (WORKS) program will provide WorkKeys® testing sessions 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on March 3, March 11, and March 17 and 12:30-4:00 p.m. on March 25.

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 at least one day prior to the preferred test date.

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.

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 20,000 certificates have been awarded to Wayne County residents, giving more than 35 percent of the county’s workforce the credential.

One hundred Wayne County employers recognize or recommend the NCRC for selection, hiring, training, and advancement.

Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, the college serves 11,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 140 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.

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