National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) Plus

Career seekers ...
    In the crowded arena of job seekers, what can you do to "stand out from the crowd"?

Employers ...
    How can you better predict the potential of your employees or job candidates? 

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The NCRC helps both job seekers and employers.

The NCRC Plus offers an answer to both questions!

What It Is
The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) Plus is an industry-recognized, portable, evidence-based credential that can prove an individual's potential to current or future employers. It scores people on a variety of foundational cognitive skills, as well as the soft skills needed to be an effective employee.

Earning the NCRC Plus
The NCRC is earned through a series of WorkKeys assessments, which measure “real world” skills that employers believe are critical to job success. Questions are based on situations in the everyday work world, and scores determine the level of certificate you earn. Waubonsee offers a WorkKeys test preparation program, as well as the actual WorkKeys assessments. Learn more about how having the NCRC Plus can help you stand out as a job seeker

Employer Advantages
Employers across the country are overwhelmed by stacks of applications for only a handful of open positions. Companies need a proven method for hiring, developing and retaining an effective workforce, and the NCRC Plus provides that. Learn more about the many benefits the NCRC has for employers. 

WorkKeys and the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) are registered trademarks of ACT, Inc.

More Info.

View our current schedule of WorkKeys assessments and preparation courses.

For more information or to have the assessments brought to your workplace, contact Workforce Development at (630) 906-4152 or email