Missouri/National Career Readiness Certificate
A product of ACT Inc., WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system that offers Career Readiness Certificates (CRCs) to individuals who achieve adequate scores on tests of core work competencies. The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has started statewide implementation of the Missouri CRC for the adult workforce. The DED is planning to locate testing centers throughout the 14 regions of the state.
The Missouri and National CRCs are based on the levels Gold (5), Silver (4), and Bronze (3), attained on the three WorkKeys assessments: Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information. While employers and organizations most commonly use the three CRC tests, they may also opt to use the other six WorkKeys assessments: Applied Technology, Writing, Business Writing, Teamwork, Observation, and Listening.
National Work Readiness Credential
The National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC), endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is based on a strong foundation of critical employability skills. The credential is awarded to test takers who pass an assessment consisting of four modules: Read with Understanding, Math for Decision Making, Oral Language Test, and Situational Judgment. The National Work Readiness Council has contracted with CASTLE Worldwide to deliver and manage the assessment. The National Work Readiness Credential has recently been launched in sites around the country and Junior Achievement Worldwide.