National Career Readiness Certificate

The NCRC can help Kentucky employers:

  • Find qualified job applicants.
  • Take the guess work out of hiring.
  • Reduce turnover, overtime, and waste.
  • Match employees to the appropriate job.
  • Develop focused training initiatives for incumbent workers.
  • Implement a certified worker pool for recruiting/retention.
  • Increase employee performance.
  • Boost company profitability.

The NCRC provides Kentucky employers:

  • HR tool for hiring.
  • Job profiling and utilizing existing profiles.
  • Lower bottom line.
  • More promotable staff.
  • Narrow applicant pool.
  • Reduced training and continued-training cost.

Three Employee-skill levels provide clear results:

  • Siler – qualified for 65% of jobs.
  • Gold – qualified for 95% of jobs.
  • Platinum – qualified for 99% of jobs.

The NCRC can help Job Seekers:

  • Whether you are looking for a job or seeking to bolster your credentials, earning a National Career Readiness Certificate gives you proof of your skills.
  • Differences in salaries across skill levels occur for each of the tests included in the certificate.

What if I already have my high school diploma-do I still need a NCRC?

  • Yes, a NCRC demonstrates your ability to perform task in the world of work. And like your diploma, it’s portable.
  • Employers across the nation are relying on the NCRC’s along with diplomas or other credentials to hire the best people for their jobs.

The National Career Readiness Certificate is awarded after you complete a standardized test ACT work Keys (in Reading for Info, Applied Math, and Graphic Literacy).

You may earn a National Career Readiness Certificate in one of three levels based on your performance.

  • Siler – qualified for 65% of jobs.
  • Gold – qualified for 95% of jobs.
  • Platinum – qualified for 99% of jobs.

Boyd County Adult Education Skills U, 1400 College Drive Room 167, Ashland KY 41101. Phone (606) 326-2457