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    What is the Purpose of a Work Ready Community?

    Work Ready Communities  are designed to build an eco-system powered by the ACT work readiness system that links education and workforce development together, aligns to economic development and matches people to jobs.

    Why does Your Participation Matter?

    By participating in the Cumberland County Work Ready Community initiative you are helping to identify skill gaps and quantify the skill level of our local workforce.  This helps educators build career pathways aligned to the needs of business and industry—and it also helps the community stand out and be recognized for its workforce development efforts.

    How Does Your Participation Benefit Your Company?

    · Identify qualified applicants with verifiable skills

    · Improve employee training and productivity

    · Reduce employee turnover by matching the right employee to the job

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    PARTICIPATING COUNTY

    CERTIFIED COUNTY

    You Can Register Online by clicking:  Employer Listing Registration Form

     

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    What Are The Different Types Of Certificates, And What Do They Mean?

    CRC holders receive one of four certificates, based on their individual overall assessment score.

    Platinum

    Certificate holder demonstrates foundational skills associated with approximately 99% of jobs in the ACT JobPro Database

    Gold Certificate

    Certificate holder demonstrates foundational skills associated with approximately 93% of jobs in the ACT JobPro Database

    Silver Certificate

    Certificate holder demonstrates foundational skills associated with approximately 67% of jobs in the ACT JobPro Database

    Bronze Certificate

    Certificate holder demonstrates foundational skills associated with approximately 16% of jobs in the ACT JobPro Database

    What Does a Career Ready Certificate (CRC) Tell You About A Potential Employee?

    The CRC is a evidence-based credential that documents essential skills needed for workplace success.  The CRC verifies the applicants knowledge of and capable proficiency in cognitive skills such as:

    · Problem solving and critical thinking

    · Reading and using work-related text

    · Applying information from workplace documents to solve problems

    · Applying mathematical reasoning to work-related problems

    · Setting up and performing work-related mathematical calculations

    · Locating, synthesizing, and applying information that is presented graphically

    · Comparing, summarizing, and analyzing information presented in multiple related graphics.

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    How Can Your Company Participate in and Support Cumberland County’s Effort in Becoming a Certified Work Ready Community?

    You can participate in Cumberland County’s effort to become a certified Work Ready Community by enrolling your company as a supporter in the Work Ready Community program.  Registration takes less than three minutes and can be done online by visiting www.workreadycommunities.org/business/form or by completing the printed registration application inside this brochure.  You can even email your completed form to norebrantley@ccs.k12.nc.us.  There are two levels of participation to choose from:

    Recognize the CRC

    This means you have signed up to support Cumberland County’s engagement in the Work Ready Communities initiative and that you, as an employer, are aware of the potential value of CRC, as in indicator of workplace skills in hiring and/or promotion practices.

    Recommend the CRC

    This means that you have signed up to support Cumberland County’s engagement in the work Ready Communities initiative and request (not require) potential employees to have received their CRC.

    Don’t worry!  Your company’s information will not be distributed to any third party mailing lists or sales related organizations. Your company will however, be listed on the “Employers Supporting” page of the ACT Work Ready Communities website and will include a link to your company site.

    How Are Certificate Holders Assessed?

    Individuals can earn heir CRC through obtaining appropriate scores on three ACT Work Keys assessments:

    · Applied Math

    · Graphic Literacy

    · Workplace Documents

    You Can Register Online by clicking:  Employer Listing Registration Form

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