Employers

Certify Your Workforce

Are you overwhelmed by stacks of applications for only a handful of open positions?
Sifting through these applications is time-consuming and inefficient. You need a way to quickly pinpoint individuals with essential, verifiable workplace skills.

The Cenla Work Ready Network is your solution.

The Cenla Work Ready Network provides you with the resources you need to:

  • Certify your workforce.
  • Document workforce quality.
  • Provide a better-trained workforce.
  • Help you plan and address existing and future employment needs.
The Cenla Work Ready Network provides your employees (and potential employees) with the tools needed to earn their National Career Readiness Certificate. The NCRC is an industry-recognized, portable, evidence-based credential that certifies essential skills needed for workplace success.

How the National Career Readiness Certificate can help you improve your hiring process:

When you ask for the National Career Readiness Certificate from your applicants, you'll find only the most skilled employees.

Benefits for Employers

  • Reduce turnover
  • Take the guesswork out of your selection decisions
  • Improve the effectiveness of your training dollars
  • Determine individual and organization skill needs
  • Aid communication between employers and educators or trainers
 
About the Certificate

The NCRC is an industry-recognized, portable, evidence-based credential that certifies essential skills needed for workplace success.
This credential is used across all sectors of the economy and verifies the following cognitive skills:

  • Solving problems
  • Reading and using work-related text
  • Locating, synthesizing, and applying information that is presented graphically
  • Comparing, summarizing, and analyzing information presented in multiple, related graphics
  • Applying mathematical reasoning to work-related problems
  • Thinking critically
  • Applying information from workplace documents to solve problems
  • Setting up and performing work-related mathematical calculations

WorkKeys assessments measure “real world” skills that employers believe are critical to job success. With the National Career Readiness Certificate, you can cut through the clutter and make the quality hire quickly.

Get started now by calling our voice messaging system at 1-800-447-2795 or email us at info@theorchardfoundation.org

National Career Readiness Certificate

Individuals can earn the NCRC by Taking Three Workkeys Assessments

  • Applied mathematics
  • Locating Information
  • Reading for Information
Certificate
Level
Level Score Requirements
Percentage of Qualified jobs in
Workkeys database*
Minimum score of 6 on each
of the three core areas
Examinee has necessary foundational skills for 99%
of the jobs in the WorkKeys database
Minimum score of 5 on each
of the three core areas
Examinee has necessary foundational skills for 93%
of the jobs in the WorkKeys database
Minimum score of 4 on each
of the three core areas

Examinee has necessary foundational skills for 67%
of the jobs in the WorkKeys database
Minimum score of 3 on each
of the three core areas

Examinee has necessary foundational skills for 16%
of the jobs in the WorkKeys database
 *The Certificate is only one of many selection criteria employers use when hiring and promoting. Earning a National Career Readiness Ceritificate is not a substitute for meeting other job requirements.
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