Find the Right Employee

Help your business find the right employee the first time. The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) certifies workers as having key work-ready skills and is a tool for businesses in Oregon to hire the best while saving money and boosting productivity. While helping businesses find the right employees the first time, the Certified Work Ready Communities (CWRC) also helps local communities better compete for new business opportunities. The CWRC initiative provides an independent endorsement on the quality of the workforce and the community's ability to meet business growth demands.
Hear from business using NCRC Learn how your business can participate.

Stand Out from the Crowd

Individuals can earn a certificate to let employers know what skills they have to offer. The NCRC helps you find jobs that fit your skills and interests. It enables you to rank above other job applicants who cannot demonstrate their skills, and also confirms to the employer that your skills will meet their needs. Learn how you can get the competitive edge.

Strengthen Your Community

While helping businesses find the right employees the first time, the Certified Work Ready Communities (CWRC) also helps local communities better compete for new business opportunities. For investors looking to grow existing businesses, or bring new jobs to Oregon, CWRC gives local communities a competitive edge. Learn how your community can get involved.

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I'm a Business

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Build a workforce of skilled employees, and reduce hiring costs and turnover.

I'm a Worker

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Get the competitive edge, build confidence and stand out by demonstrating the skills employers need.

Better Jobs.
Better Workers.
Better Economy.
Workforce Ready.