The National Work Readiness Credential
The National Work Readiness Credential is one of the "newest employability tools" that addresses what employers are looking for in new hires.
What is the National Work Readiness Credential?
- A national portable certification that certified individuals have the skills needed for successful performance as entry-level workers. It was created by national, state and local leaders in business, government and labor.
- It provides universal, transferable and national standards for work readiness.
- It is a national online exam that is housed at UBEOC. It takes 2 1/2 to 3 hours to complete. Questions are based on the nine Equipped for the Future (EFF) standards that were identified by employers as the skills needed for entry-level jobs.
- Upon passing the exam candidates will receive the National Work Readiness Credential Certificate.
Nine EFF Standards
- Speak So Others Can Understand
- Listen Actively
- Solve Problems and Make Decisions
- Cooperate with Others
- Resolve Conflicts and Negotiate
- Observe Critically
- Take Responsibility for Learning
- Read with Understanding
- Use Math to Solve Problems
How to Prepare for the National Work Readiness Credential Exam?
- Four workshop sessions will be offered prior to the NWRC exam dates.
- Three sections of each workshop session will introduce the four core categories that address the nine EFF standards that the NWRC exam is based on.
- Students will select from the sections that best meet their preparation needs.
Job Seekers Benefits
With the National Work Readiness Credential you can:
- Take the first step on a career path
- Demonstrate to employers that you have the skills to successfully perform in entry-level jobs
- Identify the skills that need strengthening in order to improve performance in the workplace
Three Steps to Earning the National Work Readiness Credential Certificate
- Attend the Work Readiness Credential Orientation
- Enroll in the Work Readiness Credential Exam Preparation Workshops
- Pass the National Work Readiness Credential Exam
To Register for the Workshop or the NWRC Exam Contact:
Ms. Terry A. Patterson-Room 205. Phone: 645-1913.