Job Seekers

If you’re looking for a job, the Career Readiness Certificate can give you an edge over other applicants and provide a more meaningful way to show employers, other than a high school diploma or resume, that you can handle the kinds of tasks and responsibilities that are common in the workplace.

How do I get a CRC?
You can earn a Career Readiness Certificate by taking the WorkKeys assessment at any Gaston College campus.  You do not have to take college classes – it’s simply a job skills evaluation that helps employers better understand your skills and experience.

The test takes about an hour to finish and is computer-based; however, if you don’t feel comfortable using a computer, a pencil and paper version is offered as well.

Do I qualify to get a CRC?
Anyone with a high school diploma or GED is qualified to take this assessment.

Does everyone get the same CRC?
There are three levels of certification that you can earn. You just take one test and the results will place you at the level of certification earned.

Visit the CAREER READINESS CERTIFICATION, to learn more. 

Visit TESTING SITES to find out where you can obtain this certification. 

VISIT CURRENT JOB LISTINGS TO CHECK OUT JOBS IN THE AREA THAT ARE INTERESTED IN THOSE THAT HAVE THEIR CAREER READINESS CERTIFICATION.