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National Career Readiness Certificate
National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) in the Schools
NCRC Application for High School Junior and Senior Assessments (Adobe PDF)
Thank you for participating in the NCRC in the Schools project.
Students who have been prepped regarding the NCRC are generally more actively engaged in the assessment, which leads to stronger performance. Please take a few minutes to introduce the assessments to the students who will be participating. (Resources available below are provided in Adobe PDF format unless otherwise noted.)
We realize time is tight; therefore, we offer the following guidelines for discussing the assessments.
Before the Assessment Day
Required - Make sure they have the basics
- NCRC Introduction PowerPoint slide show (with audio narration) [Also available as a Windows Media Video.]
- Student Flier
If you have more time, explore the sample questions, occupational database and employers who recognize the NCRC
- Applied Math Sample Questions
- Graphic Literacy Sample Questions
- Workplace Documents Sample Questions
- Applied Math Formula Sheet
- Explore WorkKeys Occupational Profiles Database
- Employers who recognize the NCRC
After the Assessment Day
After students receive their score information, review the score interpretation PowerPoint and the occupation investigation worksheet so students understand how to use their certificate
After a certificate is earned, follow these instructions to activate and share your certificate
(We encourage students to access their account to activate and share their certificate with employers; and view their WorkKeys Assessment score information.)
- Access Your Account
- Go to www.myworkkeys.com.
- Select "Individuals. Log In Now."
- Enter your User ID and Password found in the cover letter of your results packet.
- Update Your Account
- After entering your User ID and Password, you will be asked to update your account profile by filling in all the required information fields.
- Once you have updated your profile, you may change your password by clicking on the Change Password option on the left side of the screen.
- Share Your Certificate
NOTE: ACT does not release any information until you have authorized it. Employers will not be able to verify your certificate details until you have shared it.
- Click on Certificate Management on the left side of the screen. Your certificate details will be displayed under "Current Certificate(s)"
- Click on Share to make your certificate public for releasing information to employers.
- Next, you will be asked to Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
- Once Terms and Conditions have been agreed to, you will notice Share has changed to Restrict and a Public Share URL has been created. If you would choose to discontinue sharing your certificate information, you can enter this log-in and change this option to Restrict.
- When you provide employers with your Certificate ID, they will be able to verify your certificate by going to https://bit.ly/2JgBqGD. You can also send employers the Public Share URL generated in the system.
Detailed instructions of certificate sharing are available from ACT in the Access Pre-created Account Quick Start Guide.
If you have misplaced your User ID and Password or are having difficulty logging in, please call ACT at 800.967.5539.
If you need a replacement certificate, login to your MyWorkKeys account or call ACT at 800.967.5539.
Opportunities for Youth Available from the Department of Labor and Regulation (PowerPoint)
Need materials, more information or guidance?
Contact Barb Unruh at 605.773.3101.
Contact Heather Nelson at 605.882.5131.