NCRC Defined

National Career Readiness Certificate

Sample of National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

Sample of National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is a portable credential that demonstrates achievement and a certain level of workplace employability skills. To earn an NCRC, an individual must successfully complete three ACT WorkKeys assessments in the following area:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Locating Information
  • Reading for Information

WorkKeys assessments measure “real world” skills that employers believe are critical to job success. Test questions are based on situations in the everyday work world.

The ACT NCRC offers the efficient matching of talent with work—which helps people find great jobs, companies find skilled workers, and our nation’s economy grow and prosper. Launched in 2006, today more than 2.3 million certificates have been issued and more than 40 states have statewide or regional certificate programs.

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