For Business

Connecting employers to a skilled workforce

Rapid global advances in industry and technology increase the pace of change facing Oregon businesses. The challenge and the opportunity are the same—to build and maintain a skilled workforce that can readily adapt to market demands.

As an employer, you know the importance of hiring the right person. You want to start by drawing from a pool of qualified applicants with assurance that they will have the skills needed for successful job performance. After all, the success of your organization hinges on the strength of your workforce.

How it works

Oregon's program is a tangible solution assuring businesses that workers have the skills needed to succeed in today's jobs.

The certificate documents an individual's work-related skills in: applied mathematics, reading for information and locating information.

Local representatives work with businesses to identify unique organizational needs, and to connect local job applicants with the program. Get a list of Oregon businesses who recognize the NCRC.

The benefits of using the NCRC

  • Reduce the hidden costs of turnover and on-the-job training. Training takes less time and is more effective when employees enter the job with foundational skills.
  • By preferring the NCRC, it becomes an additional factor in your hiring process. Save time and money by interviewing and hiring applicants who have proven their foundational skills. With the NCRC, foundational skills become one of your factors to help determine if an applicant is qualified for a job.   Learn from NW Natural
  • Improve workforce morale and productivity. The NCRC helps match employees with the jobs that correspond to their skill set. This contributes to higher job performance, productivity, job satisfaction and employee retention.