National career readiness certifications at Warren School District

Warren, Arkansas – Act 319 of 2021 prompted the State Board of Education to approve the ACT WorkKeys assessment for all high school students to have the opportunity to earn a nationally-recognized work readiness certificate before they graduate.  Students will graduate from Warren High School with the opportunity to receive the National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC).

The NCRC is a nationally recognized credential with no expiration date. It verifies to employers that a student possesses the skills needed to be successful in the workplace. Many local industries require the NCRC in the hiring process, including aerospace and defense giants like Aerojet Rocketdyne and General Dynamics.

Career and Technical courses offering the WorkKeys curriculum are Internship, Medical, Accounting, Agriculture, Criminal Justice, Construction, Computer Networking, and Welding.  As of December, 52 seniors and 18 juniors have received the NCRC certification! WHS and SEACBEC will continue working with students to provide this opportunity.

NCRC Accounting I-2   Heidi Taulbee, Melissa Chavez, Zoey Carroll, Hannah Taulbee
NCRC 6  – Ivan Pahuamba, Maeson Jackson, Chandler Byrd, Jacob Worriax, Connor McDiarmid
NCRC 7 – Felicity Crockett, Emma Mann, Gabrielle Evans, Cade Hancock, Kevin Corcules, Ella Garner

Top photo: NCRC Accounting I –    Felicity Crockett, Keely Huitt, Lucas Emerson, Yoett Campos

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