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Career Readiness Credential for Employers

 



What can the Career Readiness Credential (CRC) do for my business?


The gap between the skills required for most jobs and the skills of the workforce is having a significant impact on productivity and revenue across all businesses and industries.  Employers need reliable ways to measure foundational skills to ensure they are hiring the most qualified, trainable candidates.

RochesterWorks! offers the WorkKeys® assessment system to assist local businesses with:

  • Screening & Selection
  • Succession Planning
  • Benchmarking Skills

WorkKeys is the leading job skills assessment system in the nation, measuring “real world” foundational skills that are critical to job success.  These skills are valuable for any occupation-skilled or professional-and at any level of education. 

 

What is the Career Readiness Credential (CRC)?


The CRC is a portable credential that verifies to employers that a candidate is ready to learn quickly, solve problems, and come up to speed on new challenges.  The CRC is multi-level and uses the three WorkKeys assessments,  Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information, that employers across the country have identified as most critical to success. 

This multi-level credential is useful in comparing the needs of a job to the skills and abilities of the applicant.  By having the CRC included in job postings, employers can save time and money in their screening and selection process and reduce turnover costs by tapping into the most qualified labor pool in the area. 
 
 

BRONZE

SILVER

GOLD

PLATINUM

Bronze level signifies that a recipient possesses skills for approximately 30% of the jobs profiled by WorkKeys in these three specific skill areas.

Silver signifies that a recipient possesses skills for approximately 65% of jobs profiled by WorkKeys in these areas.

In addition to the skills required for a Bronze Certificate, individuals can also perform the following tasks:

Gold signifies that a recipient possesses skills for 85% of jobs profiled by WorkKeys in the three areas.

In addition to the skills required for a Silver Certificate, individuals can also perform the following tasks:

Platinum signifies that a recipient possesses skills for 99% of jobs profiled by WorkKeys in the three areas.

In addition to the skills required for a Gold Certificate, individuals can also perform the following tasks:

Applied Mathematics

Applied Mathematics

Applied Mathematics

Applied Mathematics

  • Solve problems that require a single type of mathematics operation (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) using whole numbers
  • Add or subtract negative numbers
  • Change numbers from one form to another using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, or percentages
  • Convert simple money and time units (e.g., hours to minutes)
  • Solve problems that require one or two operations
  • Multiply negative numbers
  • Calculate averages, simple ratios, simple proportions, or rates using whole numbers and decimals
  • Add commonly known fractions, decimals, or percentages (e.g., 1/2, .75, 25%)
  • Add up to three fractions that share a common denominator
  • Multiply a mixed number by a whole number or decimal
  • Put the information in the right order before performing calculations
  • Decide what information, calculations, or unit conversions to use to solve the problem
  • Look up a formula and perform single-step conversions within or between systems of measurement
  • Calculate using mixed units (e.g., 3.5 hours and 4 hours 30 minutes)
  • Divide negative numbers
  • Find the best deal using one- and two-step calculations and then comparing results
  • Calculate perimeters and areas of basic shapes (rectangles and circles)
  • Calculate percent discounts or markups
  • Use fractions, negative numbers, ratios, percentages, or mixed numbers
  • Rearrange a formula before solving a problem
  • Use two formulas to change from one unit to another within the same system of
  • measurement
  • Use two formulas to change from one unit
  • in one system of measurement to a unit in
  • another system of measurement
  • Find mistakes in questions that belong at Levels 3, 4, and 5
  • Find the best deal and use the result for another calculation
  • Find areas of basic shapes when it may be necessary to rearrange the formula, convert
  • units of measurement in the calculations, or use the result in further calculations
  • Find the volume of rectangular solids
  • Calculate multiple rates

Locating Information

Locating Information

Locating Information

Locating Information

  • Find one or two pieces of information in a graphic
  • Fill in one or two pieces of information that are missing from a graphic
  • Find several pieces of information in one or two graphics
  • Understand how graphics are related to each other
  • Summarize information from one or two straightforward graphics
  • Identify trends shown in one or two straightforward graphics
  • Compare information and trends shown in one or two straightforward graphics
  • Sort through distracting information
  • Summarize information from one or more detailed graphics
  • Identify trends shown in one or more detailed or complicated graphics
  • Compare information and trends from one or more complicated graphics
  • Draw conclusions based on one complicated graphic or several related graphics
  • Apply information from one or more complicated graphics to specific situations
  • Use the information to make decisions

Reading Information

Reading Information

Reading Information

Reading Information

  • Identify main ideas and clearly stated details
  • Choose the correct meaning of a word that is clearly defined in the reading
  • Choose the correct meaning of common, everyday workplace words
  • Choose when to perform each step in a short series of steps
  • Apply instructions to a situation that is the same as the one in the reading materials
  • Identify important details that may not be clearly stated
  • Use the reading material to figure out the meaning of words that are not defined
  • Apply instructions with several steps to a situation that is the same as the situation in the reading materials
  • Choose what to do when changing conditions call for a different action (follow directions that include "if-then" statements)
  • Determine the correct meaning of a word based on how the word is used
  • Identify the correct meaning of an acronym that is defined in the document
  • Identify the paraphrased definition of a technical term or jargon that is defined in the document
  • Apply technical terms and jargon and relate them to stated situations
  • Apply straightforward instructions to a new situation that is similar to the one described in the material
  • Apply complex instructions that include conditionals to situations described in the materials
  • Identify implied details
  • Use technical terms and jargon in new situations
  • Figure out the less common meaning of a word based on the context
  • Apply complicated instructions to new situations
  • Figure out the principles behind policies, rules, and procedures
  • Apply general principles from the materials to similar and new situations
  • Explain the rationale behind a procedure, policy, or communication
     
 

What is Job Profiling?


WorkKeys Job Profiling is a job analysis system that helps business identify the skills and skill levels employees must have to perform particular job effectively.  It also provides a clear picture of the skill levels needed to qualify for and be successful in particular jobs. 

Job profiling is conducted by certified profilers and consists of a task analysis to select the tasks most critical to a job and a skill analysis to identify the WorkKeys skills and skill levels required to enter the job and perform effectively.  By matching the job profile information with individual scores on the WorkKeys Assessments, you can make reliable decisions about hiring and training needs. 

WorkKeys takes the guesswork out of high-stakes decisions like hiring and promoting by helping businesses find out if their applicants and employees have the skills to be success in your company. 

WorkKeys is compliant with EEOC and ADA guidelines. 
 
 

For more information contact Kim Breedlove at (585) 263-4591.

 

Revised - 3/30/16

 

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