North Carolina's Career Readiness Certificate

North Carolina’s Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is designed to meet the needs of both employers and job seekers in this transitioning economy.

For employers, the CRC offers a reliable means of determining whether a potential employee has the necessary literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills to be “job ready.”

For job seekers, the CRC serves as a portable credential that can be more meaningful to employers than a high school degree or a resume citing experience in a different job setting.

The CRC is based upon WorkKeys, a nationally recognized, skills assessment tool developed by ACT Inc.

- from the North Carolina Career Readiness Certification web site - see for more information

Students enrolled in curriculum classes at Edgecombe Community College who desire to improve their skills in one or more WorkKeys skill areas may contact the Curriculum Learning Center tutors for access to the online course material for WorkKeys. For the Tarboro campus CLC, dial 252-823-5166 x285. For the Rocky Mount campus CLC, dial 252-823-5166 x311.

Additional information (brochures) about the WorkKeys skills assessment tool:

For more information, contact:

Sylvia Hinton-Grant
(252) 823-5166 ext.166

Shelia Shaw
(252) 823-5166 ext. 243

Corporate and Community Development
Edgecombe Community College
2009 W. Wilson St.
Tarboro, NC 27886