The National Career Readiness Certificate was initiated in 2006 to help people certify their workplace skills. This certificate is used by employers in over 40 states to predict a person’s employability and potential success in work training. Currently the Work Keys tests are given to qualify for a Career Readiness Certificate. Individuals take tests in Reading, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information. The scores on the Work Keys then certify someone at Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum level. A certificate is issued by the State of Wyoming for individuals to use in their resumes and job applications.
The Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Edcuation Center has been preparing students to take the Work Keys tests since 2008. Anyone enrolled in our College & Career Readiness Center programs can receive instruction in preparing for the Work Keys tests. The Center also has scholarhips available to assist with the testing cost. The B.O.O.S.T. students (BOCES Opportunity for Self-Sufficiency Training) just completed their testing in November 2011 and all of the students received Silver or Bronze certificates.
For more information about the Career Readiness Certificate, contact Diane White at 789-5742.