The Career Readiness Certificate is a portable certificate based on the WorkKeys®
job skills assessment system. The Certificate provides verification that an individual possesses basic workplace skills required for 21st century jobs. The Career Readiness Certificate is a nationally recognized workforce credential. It says you have the skills for which employers are looking.
The Career Readiness Certificate
The Career Readiness Certificate focuses on three skills
that are highly important to success in most jobs.
- Reading for Information - comprehending work-related reading materials, from memos and bulletins to policy manuals and governmental regulations.
- Applied Mathematics - applying mathematical reasoning to work-related problems.
- Locating Information - using information from materials such as diagrams, floor plans, tables, forms, graphs, and charts.
When you successfully complete assessments in these skills, you will be awarded Bronze, Silver, or Gold level Career Readiness Certificates
based upon your scores. You are then automatically eligible for the National Career Readiness Certificate
recognition, a widely recognized and portable credential issued by ACT (formerly American College of Testing). When you apply for the national recognition you will receive a seal that affixes to your Bronze, Silver, or Gold certificate.WorkKeys®
may be used to assess skills in a number of areas. The most used skills assessments for jobs are reading for information, applied mathematics and locating information. These assessments are used for jobs currently listed in the ACT Occupational Profile database
In today's global economy, jobs require higher level skills than ever before and employers across the United States are seeking workers with documented skills based on "real world" experiences.
In response to this need, Northeast Lakeview College and Workforce Solutions Alamo have partnered to create the first Career Readiness Certificate program in the greater San Antonio area.
The pilot program, involving learners from community college, high school, and adult education programs, will provide a web-based curriculum to prepare participants for success on the Career Readiness Certificate assessments.
For further information regarding the Career Readiness Certificate Program, call (210) 486-5321.