Credentialing for the Workplace

“You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun” – Time by Pink Floyd

thegrip-march-2017There are times in life that we veer off track and we are left wandering and waiting for the next opportunity to start again.

For some, this includes our degree obtainment and ultimately our career path.

Per the National Center for Education Statistics, the median time it took for 2008 college students to earn their degree was 52 months. And those who delayed entry into postsecondary education, had a median time of 80 months.

This directly equates to the standard of living for our family’s lives.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released, those who have a high school degree only verses those with “some college” were almost equal in unemployment rates.  And if they have a job, the pay difference is only $60 per week.

What if we could rely on a credential as a testament to the person’s ability rather than just one final obtainment of “education”?

That option is available for St. Charles County employers.

ACT’s National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC) can provide employers with the knowledge of an individual’s skills in mathematics, critical thinking, reading and comprehension.  In addition, it will give employers the confidence in hiring a qualified candidate.

We are working with St. Charles Community College to ensure that our workforce is credentialed and ready for employment.

For more information about how to use the NCRC as a part of your hiring practices, please contact Christine Zika at