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Need Skills to Get a Job?

Need Skills to Get a Job?

Being unemployed can be one of the most stressful events in life. You worry about paying your bills. Unexpected expenses can knock you to your knees. And you fight feelings of worthlessness every day.

And to make matters worse, no matter how many applications you hand in or interviews you go to… it seems like no one wants to hire you.

Fortunately, there is a program called the Cenla Work Ready Network that can help you identify your skills and prepare you for workplace success.

Cenla Work Ready Network

The Cenla Work Ready Network provides career seekers with the resources needed to improve their work-ready skills. The resources include Career Ready 101 WorkKeys Curriculum, the ACT WorkKeys Assessment, and the ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT WorkKeys NCRC).

What are Career Ready 101 WorkKeys Curriculum,
ACT WorkKeys NCRC, & how do they fit together?

Step 1
Career Ready 101 WorkKeys Curriculum
Career Ready 101 WorkKeys Curriculum is a training course that prepares you for certification with the ACT WorkKeys Assessment. This is your first step. You will be tested in these 3 core areas:

  • Applied Math
  • Graphic Literacy
  • Workplace Documents

Then if you need to brush up on any of these skills, you can do so with lessons designed just for you.

Step 2
ACT WorkKeys

ACT WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system that can lead to the National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT WorkKeys NCRC).

Your ACT WorkKeys scores in the 3 core areas will determine what level of the NCRC you are eligible to earn.

Step 3
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate
(ACT WorkKeys NCRC)
This portable, evidence-based credential measures your essential workplace skills and is a reliable predictor of workplace success.

  score at least level 3
  score at least level 4
  score at least level 5
  score at least level 6
Step 4
Why should you earn the ACT WorkKeys NCRC?

Here are four good reasons why:

  • Stand out from other applicants
  • Show potential employers concrete evidence of your workplace skills
  • Learn which workplace skills you can improve
  • Build your earning power

At a time when millions of Americans are facing unemployment, many jobs with excellent salaries are unfilled because of the lack of qualified workers.

If you are ready to develop the skills that employers demand for good jobs, then please select the parish you live in from the box below. Or call our voice messaging system at 1-800-447-2795 to find out how you can get started proving your workplace skills.  

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