Wayne County residents will have 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 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 and Nov. 20, and 12:30-4:30 p.m. on Nov. 14.
All of these sessions will be held in Room 136 of the Walnut Building on Wayne Community College’s main campus in Goldsboro. Call 919-739-7004 to pre-register.
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 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.