Nineteen interns from Conway High School recently earned National Career Readiness Certificates. The Arkansas Career Readiness Certificate is being promoted through the Governor’s office and the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services in an effort to ensure that a newly hired employee has the skills required for 21st century jobs. The CRC certifies that a person has core employability skills required across multiple industries and occupations. The certificate will help distinguish job seekers from the competition and help them enhance their workplace skills. Arkansas has joined twenty other states who have implemented the certification as a part of workforce development.
The interns participated in KeyTrain instruction during the fall semester. This instruction included targeted, self-paced instruction in three areas: Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information. This determined their eligibility to take the WorkKeys assessments.
Of the Conway High students, 6 earned the "Gold" level of certification. 11 earned "Silver", and 2 earned "Bronze." All of these students are said to now have more employability skills than their competitors.
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