CRC

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

North Carolina’s Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)

  • Certifies core employability skills required across multiple industries and occupations
  • Is a portable credential that promotes career development and skill attainment for the individual
  • Confirms to employers that an individual possesses basic workplace skills in reading for information, applied math, and locating information and is capable of learning job-specific skills
  • Is an Economic and Workforce Development tool that transcends all populations and occupations
  • Is a Multi-Level Approach: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum Level Certificates
    • Bronze Level – scores at least a level 3 in each of the three core areas and has the necessary foundational skills for 16 percent of the jobs in the WorkKeys database
    • Silver Level – scores at least a level 4 in each of the three core areas and has the necessary foundational skills for 67 percent of the jobs in the WorkKeys database
    • Gold Level – scores at least a level 5 in each of the three core areas and has the necessary foundational skills for 93 percent of the jobs in the WorkKeys database
    • Platinum Level – scores at least a level 6 in each of the three core areas and has the necessary foundation skills for 99 percent of the jobs in the WorkKeys database.
  • Is earned by the individual by assessing with WorkKeys in reading for information applied mathematics, and locating information
  • Is administered by local community colleges and NC Works centers

WorkKeys Solutions Providers (locations in the US offering WorkKeys assessments)

Electronic Study Guides

Additional Information

Contacts

Lisa Purkett-Harrell
CRC Administrator
(252) 823-5166, Ext. 243
purkett-harrelll@edgecombe.edu

Michelle Owens
Administrative Assistant
(252) 823-5166, Ext. 247
owensm@edgecombe.edu