About the CRC
are increasingly concerned with ensuring that both potential and incumbent
employees have the skills necessary to thrive in today’s workplace. More than 80 percent of all jobs are projected to require skills beyond
those earned in high school by 2010.
an executive contemplating moving a business to
North Carolina, expanding an existing company, or even just sustaining operations
in a fiercely competitive environment, the skill level of the available
workforce is often a deciding factor. As a result, both job seekers and incumbent workers are increasingly called
upon to demonstrate a more advanced set of skills – or at least the ability to
develop those skills through on-the-job training.
North Carolina’s Career Readiness
Certification (CRC) is designed to meet the needs of both employers and job
seekers in this transitioning economy.
employers, the CRC offers a reliable means of determining whether a potential
employee has the necessary literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills to be
- For job
seekers, the CRC serves as a portable credential that can be more meaningful to
employers than a high school degree or a resume citing experience in a
different job setting.
CRC is based upon WorkKeys, a nationally recognized, skills assessment tool
developed by ACT Inc.