Oregon’s National Career Readiness Certificate

November 21, 2016

The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is one way to measure what you can DO, rather than what you KNOW. A certificate helps those applying for jobs show potential employers their career readiness skills. Earning a certificate helps job applicants stand out to employers who prefer the NCRC, both in Oregon and across the country.

NCRC Benefits

The National Career Readiness Certificate is used by thousands of employers, employees and job applicants nationwide. Earn yours to experience the benefits of the NCRC:

  • Be confident in your skills when you earn a nationally recognized certificate.
  • Stand out to employers who prefer the NCRC in their hiring practices.
  • Earn a portable certification recognized by employers nationwide.
  • Be acknowledged for the skills you have worked hard to gain.
  • Available at no cost to you.
Job applicants can complete a brief pre-assessment to learn whether they are ready to take the NCRC or if they first need to brush up on their skills. Online courses can help work on your skills before taking the NCRC test. Tests are given at local WorkSource Oregon centers around Oregon.

Skills Assessed to Receive Certificate

Applied Mathematics:
Measures the skill people use when they apply mathematical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving techniques to work-related problems.

Reading for Information: Measures the skill people use when they read and use written text in order to perform job tasks. The written texts include memos, letters, directions, signs, notices, bulletins, policies, and regulations.

Locating Information: Measures the skill people use when they work with workplace graphics, including comparing, summarizing and analyzing information found in charts, graphs, tables, forms, flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, maps, and instrument gauges.

For more information on the NCRC, visit www.oregonworkready.com/job-seekers.html. You can also contact your local WorkSource Oregon Center to see how you can get started.

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