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Career Readiness Certificate

Non-credit programs and courses are specialized offerings designed to provide the educational, cultural and workforce development needs of the lifelong learners in our community. Although no college credit will be awarded for these programs, students may earn continuing education units (CEU's) or Continuing Professional Education (CPE), which is recorded permanently by the office of lifelong learning. A workforce development student obtains occupational education and skills by participating in any of the following: open enrollment occupational courses and services; customized training and services; IT industry certification and testing; and transitional programs and services.

AWARD:  Certificate of completion.

LENGTH:   2 Semesters

PURPOSE:
The Certificate is based on established WorkKey’s assessments. WorkKeys is a comprehensive skills assessment tool recognized by thousands of companies in the U.S. and by state and federal agencies. To earn a Career Readiness Certificate, individuals undergo assessment related to reading, applied math and locating information through the WorkKeys skills testing program. Individuals can earn three levels of Career Readiness Certificate based on their assessment performance: Bronze level signifies that a recipient possesses skills for approximately 30% of the jobs profiled by WorkKeys in these three specific skill areas; Silver signifies that a recipient possesses skills for approximately 65% of the jobs profiled by the WorkKeys in these areas; Gold signifies that a recipient possesses skills for 90% of jobs profiled by WorkKeys in the three areas.

POTENTIAL CERTIFICATION:
Each certificate is accompanied by a document defining the skills attained by testing; this multi-level approach enables employees to advance through the Gold and Silver certifications as they refine their skills.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Non-Credit Course Registration. Pre-registration is required for non-credit courses. Registrations are accepted on a firstcome, first-served basis. Completed non-credit registration form and payment must be received no later than 7 days prior to the start date of the class(es) in which the student intends to enroll. If paying by cash, students can register in the Frith Economic
Development Center at PHCC Main Campus, room 118 or 111. If paying by credit card, students can enroll online, or call (276) 656-0354 to register by phone. If paying by check, students can call (276) 656-0260 or email ; leave your name, mailing address, and phone number. A registration form and class information will be mailed with a return envelope.