WorkKeys - National Career Readiness Certificate Bundle
The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is an industry-recognized, portable, evidence-based credential that certifies essential skills needed for workplace success.
This credential is used across all sectors of the economy and verifies the following cognitive skills:
Reading and using work-related text
Applying information from workplace documents to solve problems
Applying mathematical reasoning to work-related problems
Setting up and performing work-related mathematical calculations
Locating, synthesizing, and applying information that is presented graphically
Comparing, summarizing, and analyzing information presented in multiple related graphics
Individuals can earn the NCRC by taking three WorkKeys® assessments:
Reading for Information
WorkKeys assessments measure “real world” skills that employers believe are critical to job success. Test questions are based on situations in the everyday work world. Your Scores will determine what level of certificate you are eligible to earn.
The following are brief descriptions of each of the three WorkKeys Assessments:
This assessment measures the skill people use when they apply mathematical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving techniques to work-related problems. The test questions require the examinee to set up and solve the types of problems and do the types of calculations that actually occur in the workplace. This test is designed to be taken with a calculator. A formula sheet that includes all formulas required for the assessment is provided. While individuals may use calculators and conversion tables to help with the problems, they still need to use math skills to think them through.
This assessment contains 33 questions and will be a computer based and timed assessment. You will have 55 minutes to complete the Applied Mathematics assessment.
The WorkKeys Locating Information test measures the skill people use when they work with workplace graphics. Examinees are asked to find information in a graphic or insert information into a graphic. They also must compare, summarize, and analyze information found in related graphics.
This assessment contains 38 questions and will be a computer based and timed assessment. You will have 55 minutes to complete the Locating Information assessment.
Reading for Information
The WorkKeys Reading for Information test measures the skill people use when they read and use written text in order to do a job. The written texts include memos, letters, directions, signs, notices, bulletins, policies, and regulations. It is often the case that workplace communications are not necessarily well-written or targeted to the appropriate audience. Reading for Information materials do not include information that is presented graphically, such as in charts, forms, or blueprints.
This assessment contains 33 questions and will be a computer based and timed assessment. You will have 55 minutes to complete the Reading for Information assessment.
Please plan on an additional 10 to 15 minutes to complete the demographical and tutorial information in association with the National Career Readiness Certificate / WorkKeys Assessments. A 10 minute break provided after the first and second assessments are completed.