August 21, 2020 - 10:45am
Pearl River Community College continues to offer testing at the Lowery A. Woodall Advanced Technology Center to earn a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).
The ACT WorkKeys test assesses test-takers in three categories: Applied Math (workplace math), Graphic Literacy (reading graphs, tables, and charts), and Workplace Documents (reading for information).
Testing is held on Mondays and Wednesdays. There is no cost for the three-hour test, and the assessment yields a nationally-recognized credential.
The NCRC is not specific to one type of industry. It is a general certification that can be used in different fields, like medical manufacturing, office administration, and education, among many others.
Jobseekers, as well as unemployed or under-employed individuals, can take the test. Future workforce students undecided on a career can begin the process by taking the test.
Local high school students in the Pine Belt are participating in the program through their schools.
The certificate is nationally portable.
For more information, or to register, call Stephanie Clark, Woodall Center coordinator, at 601-554-4646. The Woodall Center is located at 906 Sullivan Drive in Hattiesburg.
Pearl River Community College offers equal education and employment opportunities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, veteran status, or disability. For inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies or to request accommodations, special assistance, or alternate format publication please contact Tonia M. Seal, Director of Admissions and Records/ ADA/Civil Rights Coordinator at P.O. Box 5559, Poplarville, MS 39470 or 601-403-1060 or Maghan James, Assistant Vice President of Student Services/Title IX Coordinator at P.O. Box 5805, Poplarville, MS 39470 or 601-403-1132.