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Adult education centers help eligible Kentuckians prepare for employment.  Find out how to earn a National Career Readiness Certificate  and prove to employers you're ready for work.

Visit GoHigherKy's Career Information External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain. to take career inventories and research the jobs most in demand.

National Career Readiness Certificate
  • Provides skill-based credentials to Kentuckians to help them secure employment.
  • Provides employers with workers that have documented skills proficiencies.
  • Certifies applicants who employers can hire with confidence.

The NCRC is based on three WorkKeys® skill areas:

  • Reading for Information
  • Applied Math
  • Locating Information

To earn a NCRC, a person must take all three assessments.  The NCRC is then awarded in three levels:

  • Silver - for a score of 4 on all three assessments
  • Gold - for a score of 5 on all three assessments
  • Platinum - for a score of 6 on all three assessments 

To obtain the NCRC External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain., contact a county adult education center for instruction and assessment.  These services will be provided free of charge to adult education eligible students.

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Last Updated 9/13/2012
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