Kentucky National Career Readiness Certification

Research has shown a clear gap between skills of our nation’s workforce and the basic skill needs of employers. To reduce the cost of remedial training and lost efficiency, more employers are implementing pre-employment assessments to identify these skills prior to hiring.

The Kentucky National Career Readiness Certificate (KY NCRC) is a credential based upon the WorkKeys assessments that substantiate to employers that an individual possesses the basic workplace skills required for 21st Century jobs.

As an employer in Kentucky, you should be aware of this powerful new tool designed to reduce your overhead through more effective and efficient screening of applicants for open positions. The Kentucky National Career Readiness Certificate (KY NCRC) is proven to also reduce the cost associated with turnover by helping you make hiring and promotional decisions by having better insight into an applicant’s work readiness.

The KY NCRC, a product of ACT, demonstrates a person’s work-readiness level. Small and large businesses have experienced dramatic drops in turnover after using NCRC as a screening tool for many of their jobs. The objective insight provided into the job candidates helps make better hires, as well as spending less on training and retaining employees long term.

Even if an individual has a high school diploma (or GED) or a post secondary degree, the KY NCRC further verifies that the worker can handle tasks that are common and vital in today’s workplaces.

The KY NCRC verifies to employers anywhere in the United States that an individual has essential core employability skills in Reading, Math, and Locating Information.

Reading for Information – Comprehending work-related reading materials, from memos and bulletins to policy manuals and government regulations. 

Applied Mathematics – Applying mathematical reasoning to work-related problems. 

Locating Information – Using information from such materials as diagrams, floor plans, tables, forms, graphs, and charts.

There are three levels of assessment, indicating the individual's achievement:

Silver Level - An individual achieving this level possesses core employability skills for approximately 65% of all profiled jobs. 

Gold Level> - An individual achieving this level possesses core employability skills for approximately 90% of all profiled jobs. 

Platinum Level - An individual achieving this level possesses core employability skills for approximately 99% of all profiled jobs.

Learn more about the Kentucky National Career Readiness Certification at their website or contact your local One Stop Location:

Kentucky Career Center - Cumberlands (One-Stop Locations)

Kentucky Career Center - Campbellsville
1311 East Broadway
Elmhurst Plaza
Campbellsville, Ky. 42718

Kentucky Career Center - Russell County
2384 Lakeway Drive
Russell Springs, Ky. 42642

Kentucky Career Center - Somerset
410 E. Mt. Vernon St.
Somerset, Ky. 42501
606-676-0759 WIA

Kentucky Career Center - Corbin
310 E. Center Street
Corbin, Ky. 40701


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