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Career Readiness Certification (CRC)

Many local and national employers are now recommending, and in some cases requiring, Career Readiness Certification for those seeking employment; are you Career Ready?

How can you prove you have the necessary skills to be successful in the workplace? How can you distinguish yourself from other candidates? How can you increase your opportunity for career change and advancement?

The Industrial Technologies Department of PCC is giving you an opportunity to receive a nationally recognized Career Readiness Certificate for free.

Minimum requirements are second year students with 30 semester hours completed in one of the following programs of study:  Computer-Integrated Machining, Industrial Management, Industrial Systems, Mechanical Engineering, or Welding.

What are the WorkKeys & the Career Readiness Certificate?

The N.C. Career Readiness Certificate is a portable, nationally recognized credential that can help individuals get the job they want. Based on ACT’s proven WorkKeys system the CRC gives jobseekers proof of their workplace skills. WorkKeys, a system of real world workplace assessments can act both as a tool to increase individual’s employability skills and give employers the tools necessary to plan, screen, select, train and promote the appropriate candidates. Test results can be beneficial information for many groups and organizations such as Public School Systems, local and federal government, employers, and economic strategists. To learn more about the advantages of the CRC, please click here.

The Assessments

Through WorkKeys an individual can be assessed on a wide array of workplace skills. Individuals can be assessed on Communication Skills, Problem Solving Skills, and Interpersonal Skills.

The Industrial Technologies Department will provide free assessment in the following areas to gain individual certification:

  1. Applied Mathematics
  2. Locating Information
  3. Reading for Information

The links provided above will give you access to sample questions for each area of the assessment.

For more information about available assessments, please click here.  All additional assessments will require payment by the student on an individual basis.

Preparation

The Industrial Technologies Department will provide access to the Career Ready 101 online class to prepare all students for the actual assessment. 

Career Ready 101 - An online study program specifically designed based upon WorkKeys and CRC system.  Accessible from anywhere students have internet access, Career Ready 101 meets individuals at their current skill level to aid in skill enhancement.  Come to an open lab to sign up for Career Ready 101.
This class requires enrollment from each student to be completed during one of the specified times listed below under Scheduling.  Students need to bring to one of these times:  Social Security number, photo ID, and know their program of study within the CIT division.

Scheduling

Plan on attending an Enrollment Session and a Testing Session.  These times are on a first-come-first-served basis.  There is limited seating available so respond to this email as soon as possible to reserve your seat.

Enrollment Session:

30 min. to 1 hour time slot required.
Date Time Location Room
TBA 5:30pm - 6:30pm TBA TBA
TBA 11:00am - 12:00pm TBA TBA
TBA 8:30am - 9:30am TBA TBA

Testing will occur at a second scheduled session listed below.  Again, these seats are first-come-first-serve so do not delay in registering for a test time.

Testing Session

3-4 hour time slot required (3- 55 min. tests, with 5-10 min. break between tests)
Date Time Location Room
TBA 11:00am - 3:30pm Herman Simon Bldg. 101
TBA 5:30pm - 9:30pm Herman Simon Bldg. 101

If you are unable to attend these sessions as scheduled, or you need more information, contact your advisor or Kim Gaylord at 252-493-7426, or at kbgaylord969@my.pittcc.edu

Looking for more information?

CRC Blog

Visit our blog to stay up to date on the latest WorkKeys/CRC news.  Our blog will notify you of unique opportunities for CRC holders, program changes and even job openings.  Click on the "follow" button to receive blog updates sent directly to your email. This is continually updated, so be sure to check often!
Local businesses that require, or recommend, CRC testing:

 

Need Your Scores?

If you need your WorkKeys/CRC Scores, there is great news! You have access to all of your WorkKeys scores at any time.  Through www.myworkkeys.com you can publicize and print a copy of your scores whenever you need. For directions on how to get a copy of your scores, please click here.

Also, find us on Facebook as Pitt Community College Career Readiness Certificate!

Additional Links:

North Carolina CRC
Workkeys Testing Login
Career Ready 101