The ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is an assessment-based credential available at no cost to you or employers. The NCRC is composed of three WorkKeys® assessments that measure skills critical to on-the-job success across industries and occupations: 

  • Applied Mathematics
    ​Measures the skills people use when they apply mathematical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving techniques to work-related problems. The test questions require the individual to set up and solve the types of problems and perform the types of calculations that actually occur in the workplace. 

  • Locating Information
    ​Measures the skills people use when they work with workplace graphics. Individuals are asked to find information in a graphic or insert information into a graphic. They also must compare, summarize, and analyze information found in related graphics. 

  • Reading for Information
    ​Measures the skills people use when they read and use text in order to do a job. The texts include memos, letters, directions, signs, notices, bulletins, policies, and regulations. Reading for Information materials do not include information that is presented graphically, such as in charts, forms, or blueprints.

Students attending High School Equivalency (HiSET or GED) classes are given the opportunity to take the WorkKeys assessments. This is a great way to have an additional credential to offer when looking for employment! 

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