National Career Readiness Certificate

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Why earn a National Career Readiness Certificate?

The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is an assessment-based credential that gives employers and job seekers a uniform measure of workplace skills based on three components: Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information.

  • The NCRC is a critical addition to your portfolio or résumé, whether you’re interested in college, technical school, an apprenticeship, or industry training.
  • If you are between the ages of 18 and 24, you could earn up to $100 for earning the NCRC through the Kentucky Youth Career Center (KYCC).
  • The NCRC is required for entry in the Certified Production Technician (CPT) Program, a career pathway to employment at General Electric (GE).
  • Those applying for Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky (AOKY), a program that allows students to enter college and work on the General Educational Development (GED) credential simultaneously, must earn an NCRC.
  • The NCRC exam is free to students enrolled in JCPS Adult Education.

For more information, contact Tina Whaley at (502) 485-7717 or