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WorkKeys testing in June

By From staff reports
Published in News on May 30, 2017 6:57 AM

Wayne County residents will have four opportunities to take the WorkKeys(r) tests for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) in June.

The Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success (WORKS) program will provide testing sessions June 13 and 27, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and June 2 and 21, 12:30-4:30 p.m., all in Room 136 of the Walnut Building at Wayne Community College. Pre-registration is required, by calling 919-739-7004.

Cost to take the set of three skill assessments (applied mathematics, locating information and reading for information) is $36 but financial aid may be available.

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 base.

Self-directed instruction and skills upgrade training are also available to prepare for the NRCR, in the WORKS Lab. The lab, located in Room 136 of the Walnut Building, is open Mondays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. until noon, and Mondays and Tuesdays from 1-4 p.m.

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

Wayne County leads the state, with more than 16,600 certificates awarded. A quarter of the county's population holds the credential.