First Posted: 7/13/2009
More than 30 members of the Surry County Human Resource Association met at Surry Community Colleges Workforce Development Center in Mount Airy last week to get a look at the colleges new Career Readiness Certification process.
The Career Readiness Certification is a state-wide initiative that provides portable credentials, promoting skills and career development for individuals. The purpose of this demonstration was to create awareness for this new certificate program, as it is a way to confirm to employers that applicants have the basic workplace skills to perform job requirements.
The certificate measures skill levels in applied math, reading for information, and locating information.
Ninety-five students are enrolled in the CRC course at the Workforce Development Center, and more than 275 certificates have already been awarded by the college.
This meeting, which is typically held monthly by the association, was a joint effort between the local Employment Security Commission, JobLink and the North West Piedmont Council of Governments.
For more information about the Career Readiness Certifications, visit www.crcnc.org or contact Carmen Eldridge at Surry Community College Workforce Development Center at 336-356-5303.