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WorkKeys tests for Career Readiness Certification

By Staff Reports
Published in News on August 6, 2014 2:06 PM

The Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success (WORKS) program will provide testing session for WorkKeys tests for Career Readiness Certification (CRC) four times this month.

The dates are at 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 19; 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 14; and 4:30 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 27. All of these sessions will be held in Room 136 in the Walnut Building on Wayne Community College's main campus in Goldsboro.

Pre-registration by calling 919-739-7004 is required. Cost to take the set of three skill assessments (applied mathematics, locating information, and reading for information) is $30 but assistance to cover that cost may be available.

The Airman and Family Readiness Center on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base offers free testing to military personnel and their dependents. The next session will be held 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 19 at the Watkins-Das Education Center computer lab. Pre-register by calling 919-772-1123. Those wishing to prepare for the CRC may take advantage of the self-directed instruction and skills upgrade training offered in the WORKS Lab, which also is located in Room 136 of the Walnut Building. The lab is open 9 a.m.-noon on Mondays and Thursdays, 1 to 4 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Individuals may earn bronze, silver, gold, or platinum certificates based on their performance on the tests. The CRC is recognized by employers across the state as a proven measurement of job skills. WORKS is a collaborative effort of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, Wayne Community College, Wayne County Public Schools, County of Wayne, Wayne County Career Center, City of Goldsboro, and the Eastern Carolina Workforce Development Board.

It is housed Wayne Community College's campus.