Wayne County residents will have just three opportunities to take the WorkKeys® tests for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) at Wayne Community College in November.
The Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success (WORKS) program will provide testing sessions 12:30-4:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 and Nov. 27.
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, as well as the college holidays of Nov. 12 and Nov. 21-23.
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/.