Testing for the National Career Readiness Certificate, NCRC, will be held four times this month at Wayne Community College.

The Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success, WORKS, program will provide WorkKeys testing sessions 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 8 and Jan. 30, and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 16 and Jan. 24

All of the sessions will be held in Room 136 of 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 for Applied Math, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Documents is $36.

The Airman and Family Readiness Center on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base offers free assessments to military personnel and their dependents. Call (919) 772-1123 for more information and to register for the next testing session on the base.

Those wishing to prepare for the NCRC 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. to noon on Mondays and Thursdays and 1 to 4 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays. The lab is closed on Wednesdays and Fridays, and Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Individuals may earn bronze, silver, gold or platinum certificates based on test performance. The NCRC is recognized by employers across the state as a measurement of job skills.

More than 18,800 certificates have been awarded to Wayne County residents. In Wayne County, 86 employers recognize or recommend the NCRC for selection, hiring, training and advancement.

More information about the NCRC and future months’ testing schedules are available on the Wayne Community College website.