Walsworth Publishing Company announced today its intention to participate in the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) program, a nationwide initiative to improve the quality of the U.S. workforce.
The NCRC features a nationally recognized credential of essential workplace skills that enables individuals to document their readiness for careers. The company will ask its future job candidates to acquire and submit the skills credential with their applications.
“We see this program as a very positive move for our company and for the community,” said Ed Kennedy, Walsworth’s Executive Vice President of Human Resources. “While we anticipate realizing benefits from the program, by encouraging applicants to acquire the NCRC we feel that the community will begin to establish a pool of highly skilled candidates for many future jobs.”
The anticipated location for testing and training in Linn County is the Linn County Area Career and Technical Center. The career center is currently working with North Central Missouri College (NCMC) in Trenton to establish the testing and training site. NCMC was recently awarded a MOManufacturingWINS Grant that will allow them to partner with the career center and provide the necessary foundation for the National Career Readiness Certificate.