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