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PCC’s Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) Lab can help you move ahead of other job applicants

Published Thursday, August 28, 2014
by Elizabeth Townsend

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Would you like to have an advantage over other applicants when you’re applying for a job? Piedmont Community College (PCC) can help you do just that! PCC offers training to help you earn a recognized credential, the North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate (CRC), that demonstrates to prospective employers see that you possess the basic skills they require. Obtaining your CRC moves you ahead of other applicants!

Even if you have a high school diploma (or GED) or a post-secondary degree, the CRC further verifies that you can handle the kinds of tasks such as: finding information, reading instructions and directions, even working with figures – that are common in today's workplace.

The Certificate is based on established WorkKeys® assessment tests. (WorkKeys is a comprehensive skills assessment tool recognized by thousands of companies in the U.S. and by state and federal agencies.) To earn a Career Readiness Certificate, individuals undergo testing related to reading, applied math, and locating information through the WorkKeys skills assessment system.

The program is offered at PCC’s Workforce Training Center at 303 S. Morgan St., Roxboro. Preparation for the Career Readiness Certificate takes place in the WTC lab, which is open every Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. -12 noon. For more information or to schedule a tour, please call (336) 599-4620 or (336)322-2133.Registration fees for accessing the lab are waived for those who are unemployed or low-income.