• Career Academy - NCRC

     NCRC Table


    The NCRC is a valuable resource for a variety of people. The NCRC helps:

    • Job seekers and current employees improve their career outcomes
    • Students prepare to succeed in a variety of career pathways
    • Educators gain confidence that their students are ready for life after high school
    • Employers and human resources professionals improve their hiring, training, and promotion decisions
    • Workforce developers better assist those they serve, including displaced workers, in entering or reentering the job market
    • Economic developers provide evidence of a skilled workforce that helps attract business and industry
    • Industry associations have a foundation for building systems of stackable credentials
    • Policymakers and legislators gain a resource to create policy and legislative solutions to the nation’s economic and educational challenges

    When individuals earn the NCRC, they become part of a robust workforce that helps their community’s economy thrive—which benefits everyone.



    WorkKeys assessments measure skills that employers feel are essential to success in the workplace. Students, job seekers, and seasoned professionals can use WorkKeys to learn more about their strengths and weaknesses and gain a valid way to demonstrate their abilities to employers. Educators and employers can use it to help take the guesswork out of determining student, applicant, and employee qualifications.

    Each WorkKeys assessment offers varying levels of difficulty. The levels build on each other, incorporating the skills assessed at the previous levels. For example, at Level 5, individuals need the skills from Levels 3, 4, and 5. The complexity can also increase as the quantity and/or density of the information increases.

    With the NCRC Tests, students can show they have the skills to:

    • Perform basic mathematic operations relevant to the workplace
    • Read and understand documents commonly found in the wokpalce
    • Fine information presented in common workplaced graphics
    • Set up and solve complex, work-related mathematic problems
    • Determine the relevance of written inforamtion to work-related tasks
    • Apply information derived from graphics to work-related problems