The McLean County Community Compact endorses the McLean County Certified Work Ready Communities (CWRC) initiative. CWRC is a partnership between ACT, Inc. and the McLean County Community Compact, McLean County Chamber of Commerce, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council, McLean County Unit 5, Regional Office of Education 17, and Heartland Community College.
Central to the McLean County CWRC initiative is county-wide adoption of ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC™). NCRC is a proven, successful, nationally-recognized credential based on the WorkKeys® system that employers have used for nearly 20 years.
The NCRC ranks essential work readiness skills and performance in applied mathematics, locating information, and reading for information. This credential is a reliable tool to help employers make better hiring decisions, resulting in reduced training time, lower turnover and higher productivity.
McLean County is working toward its ACT Certified Work Ready Community status by encouraging individuals to earn an ACT National Career Readiness Certificate and building employer recognition and support for the NCRC credential.
For information on the McLean County CWRC initiative, visit http://workreadycommunities.org/IL/113.
For details on how to utilize NCRC at your organization, contact Julie Elzanati with Heartland Community College at (309) 268-8166 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Download McLean County CWRC Brochure: McLean County CWRC Brochure (April 2014).pdf
Download the CWRC FAQ: McLean CWRC FAQ (April 2014).pdf
Information on NCRC prep classes online. WorkKeys and Career Ready flyer (HCC-April 2014).pdf
Download the Business Letter of Commitment: McLean Co CWRC Business Letter of Commitment.pdf