The National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC)

The WRC is a certification of an individual's readiness for entry-level work as defined by employers. It is the first assessment for entry-level workers to provide a universal, transferable, national standard for work readiness. The National Work Readiness Credential (WRC) will be awarded to test takers who pass a computer-based assessment of nine critical work readiness skills organized into four modules. The assessment focuses exclusively on entry-level skills. There is a learning curriculum tied to Equipped for the Future (EFF) that aids individuals in their preparation to take the WRC exam

Content

Topics
Communication,
Ways of Thinking,
Relationship Management,
Leadership Skills,
Change Orientation
Skills
Work Readiness
Subskills
Active Listening, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Cooperative Behavior, Conflict Management, Negotiation, Observe Critically, Learning Orientation, Critical Reading
Grades
Post secondary
Languages
English

Administration Information

Length
2.5 hours
Price

Price per assessment module
-All assessments $65
-Oral language assessment $25
-Situational judgment assessment $15
-Math assessment $15
-Reading assessment $15

Certification Fees
-Cite Certification fee $300
-Exam proctor training fee $25

Training
Proctor training must be completed through CASTLE Worldwide
Qualifications
Not indicated
Administration
Individual,
Computer
Professional
Professional

Access and Use

Contact

Joe Mizereck
800-761-0907

Louis Soares, Exec. Dir.
National Work Readiness Council
202-463-5525

Dale Coachman, Program Coordinator
Institute for a Competitive Workforce
US Chamber of Commerce
202-463-5581
dcoachman@uschamber.com

Peer-Reviewed Study Citations
The National Work Readiness Council is a nonprofit formed by the credential’s development partners—the District of Columbia, the states of Florida, New Jersey, New York, Washington, and Rhode Island, and JA Worldwide (merger of Junior Achievement Inc. and Junior International). The council will oversee and manage the certification process. The Institute for a Competitive Workforce of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports the development of the credential and markets it to employers.

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring
Used in Peer-Reviewed Research
No