Are you trying to stand out among hundreds of applications to gain an interview? The Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is allowing job seekers to do just that!

The CRC is a clear standardized tool to assess the competencies of potential and current employees in the workplace skills areas of:

  • Reading for Information
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Locating Information

The certificate levels indicate readiness for job success as:

  • BRONZE signifies that a recipient possesses skills that support success for 30% of likely jobs.
  • SILVER signifies the recipient possesses skills for 65% of jobs.
  • GOLD signifies the recipient possesses skills for 90% of jobs.

The assessments are based on job profiles identifying the basic employability skills for over 17,500 jobs. Skill-gap training is also available to assist individuals to improve their award levels.

The Governor-endorsed CRC is supported by the Virginia Workforce Council, Chamber of Commerce, AFL-CIO, the Virginia Manufacturers Association and many Virginia businesses.


The opportunity to earn a CRC is available through Virginia’s Community Colleges and local One-Stop Centers.
Find more information on the Career Readiness Certificate Web site.

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