"Career Readiness Certificate Training"
Governor’s Career Ready Certificate Program The Governor’s Career Ready Certificate (CRC) responds to a long-standing awareness that certain workplace skills and characteristics are essential across a wide range of occupations. Employers require a skilled workforce in order to compete in today’s economy. Workers who possess fundamental skills and a solid work ethic are more likely to obtain employment, and once hired, they are more likely to remain employed and advance to higher positions. The content of the program is based on employer-based recommendations collected through a series of industry forums. The program was established through a partnership between the Community College of Vermont (CCV), the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, and the Vermont Department of Labor. In its first two years, the CRC program served nearly 600 Vermonters. The 2011 program includes three variations, to be delivered in four CCV “hub” locations – Winooski, Rutland, Montpelier, and Bennington – and other locations as needed. a 36 hour course (Fast Track CRC) a 60 hour course (Classic CRC) Customized sections (Customized CRC) of flexible duration, provided for a specific employer, agency and/or population More program highlights: Students who successfully complete all six modules will receive a nationally recognized National WorkKeys Certificate as well as a CCV Career Ready Certificate. Unemployed and under-employed individuals are encouraged to participate. Sessions can be customized for employers based on the need for skill upgrades within the current or prospective workforce. Employers who have already taken advantage or will soon be involved in the Career Ready Certificate program include; Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Vermont Country Store, Central Vermont Medical Center and Rutland Regional Medical Center. The program completion rate to date is 81%; of those who completed, 98% received one or both certifications. Training consists of six modules: Applied Mathematics; Reading for Information; Locating Information; Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills; Work Ethic, Learning & Life Skills; and Basic Computer Skills. For more information: Contact your local Vermont Department of Labor Resource Center, by visiting www.labor.vermont.gov or www.ccv.edu