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Career Readiness Certificate

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North Carolina ’s Career Readiness Certification (CRC) is designed to meet the needs of both employers and job seekers by giving a uniform and measurable workplace skills assessment. 
  • 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.
A tiered model for a portable credential allows for a progression of development, therefore a four-tiered model is used (bronze, silver, gold and platinum).

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

For more information, contact Rita Gregory 828.306.7020.