CRC & WorkKeys

crctestNorth Carolina’s Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is a portable credential that certifies core employability skills required across multiple industries and occupations. Regardless of the industry, CRC provides existing and potential job candidates with a credential that proves their skill level to enhance employability. The certification allows employers a more efficient way to assess work skills.

For employers, the CRC confirms that an individual possesses basic workplace skills in Reading for Information, Applied Math, and Locating Information – skills that most jobs require. In addition, the CRC confirms to the employer that individuals are capable of learning job-specific skills, helping to match the right person with the job this reduces turnover, training time, and increases the skill level of existing employees.

For individuals, the CRC promotes skills and career development by focusing on employment-related competencies needed in any career. It can increase an individual’s chance for employment and promotion.

The North Carolina CRC is based on the ACT WorkKeys system. Individuals may earn a Bronze, Silver, or Gold level of certification.

The CRC is typically administered by a member of TCCC staff during the student’s “Cap Stone Class”. The first administration of the CRC is free for TCCC students; however, there is a fee for additional administrations. Members of the community are also welcome to take the CRC to enhance employability.

For more information or to schedule to take the CRC contact:

Kelly Hembree, M.S.
McSwain 109
(828) 835-4291
khembree@tricountycc.edu