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Education Matters 23: Career Readiness

Did you know that high school seniors across North Carolina have the opportunity to earn a NC Career Readiness Certificate (CRC), a portable skills credential powered by the ACT National Career Readiness Certification? This credential gives employers and students a uniform, standard, objective measure of key workplace skills. It certifies that a person has the skills that are transferable between industry sectors and across jobs within a sector. North Carolina is one of eight states across the country who are participating in the National ACT Certified Work Ready Communities initiative. Check out our latest podcast to learn more about the benefits of the CRC, for both students and employers, as well as how communities can become more competitive for economic development by recognizing the CRC.

Special Guests:
Debra Lyons, Vice President of Community & Economic Development for ACT, Inc.
email: Debra.Lyons@act.org

Jo Anne Honeycutt, Career & Technical Education Director for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
email: JoAnne.Honeycutt@dpi.nc.gov

Important links:
ACT Certified Work Ready Communities: www.workreadycommunities.org
ACT Career Readiness Certificate: www.act.org/products/workforce-act-national-career-readiness-certificate/
NC Career & Technical Education: www.dpi.state.nc.us/cte/
NC High School WorkKeys: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/act/

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