Career Readiness Certificates - CRC


The Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is an industry-recognized, portable, 
evidence-based credential that certifies essential skills needed for workplace 
success. A statewide comparison of how the seven-county region of the Delta's 
residents performed on the Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is provided by 
Rodney Hodges, Program Specialist for the CRC at the Mississippi Community 
College Board.

Register for the CRC 


  Bronze Certificate - reports an individual's Applied Mathematics, Locating 
Information, and Reading for Information levels of skills in relation to the level 
needed in 30% of the jobs and occupations contained in ACT's WorkKeys database.
Silver Certificate – skills match 65% of the jobs and occupations in the database.
Gold Certificate – skills match 90% of the jobs and occupations in the database.
Individuals can earn the CRC by taking three assessments:

 Applied Mathematics 
 Locating Information 
 Reading for Information

WorkKeys assessments measure "real world" skills that employers believe are 
critical to job success. The average successful completion rate (at least a bronze) 
for the State is 85%; for the Delta it is 84%.

WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, 
develop, and retain a high-performance workforce.

WorkKeys Benefits to the Employer:

  • Increase your bottom line through your employees
  • Reduce turnover, overtime, and waste while increasing morale
  • Take the guesswork out of your selection process
  • Get the most efficiency from your training practices
  • Improve the effectiveness of your training dollars

WorkKeys Benefits to the Individual:

  • Shows prospective employers concrete proof of the skills you have achieved
  • Enables you to rank above other job applicants who do not have needed skills
  • Gives you documentation of the skills achieved
  • Builds confidence that your skills meet the needs of local employers
  • Helps you find jobs that fit your skills and interests
  • Helps you determine skill improvement and training needs
  • Improves your opportunities for career changes and advancement

The Capps Technology Center has an on-line, easy to access system for anyone wanting to improve their scores. This system is available at no charge to the company or the individual.

To determine how you or your company can benefit from using the CRC system, 
contact Kimberley Gatewood at 662-887-2876, ext 17.

Career Readiness Certificates Verified As Of 2002 - June 2015

County: Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Total
Bolivar 275 318 43 0 636
Humphreys 28 54 1 0 83
Issaquena 0 4 1 0 5
Leflore 60 104 12 0 176
Sharkey 10 14 1 0 25
Sunflower 255 317 29 0 601
Washington 274 374 63 0 711
Other Surrounding Counties         169
Total CRC’s 2,406

920 Hwy. 82 West | Indianola, Mississippi 38751 | 662.887.2876