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As of 12/31/10. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development is bringing “awareness” of job profiling, career readiness certificates and the WorkKeys®

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1 As of 12/31/10

2 The Department of Labor and Workforce Development is bringing “awareness” of job profiling, career readiness certificates and the WorkKeys® system to employers through a variety of channels:  DOLWD Alaska Trends magazine, new employer info packets, newsletters, conferences, presentations, and mailings.  ACT certified Job Profiler on staff working with employers to profile occupations, training curriculums and jobs.  Outreach connected with the state’s labor exchange system, ALEXsys credentialing project will include a direct outreach to employers about the career readiness credential. The enhancements being made to ALEXsys will:  Allow employers to include a preference for a national career readiness certificate in their online job orders.  Allow job seekers to include their licenses and credential information, along with their skills and work history.  Job Center Business Connection staff work daily with employers on job orders and other services, including the value of candidates with career readiness certificates.

3  RECOGNIZE the credential, starting today, as proof of job skills and initiative when attached to a resume or presented by a potential employee.  REQUEST the credential from job applicants, as you become more familiar with the program. Start including “National Career Readiness Certificate Preferred” in your job advertising and announcements. If job seekers don’t have the credential, refer them to a local Alaska Job Center office.  REQUIRE the credential when hiring or use it to evaluate employees for promotion, once you have profiled the job.

4 Alaska Employers who use WorkKeys/ NCRC/Career Ready 101  BP uses WorkKeys® for hiring Process Technicians  Operating Engineers requires Apprenticeship applicants to have a minimum level 4 on all 3 WorkKeys® assessments  State of Alaska Accounting Clerk job class was Profiled and Silver NCRC is now accepted as meeting minimum qualifications to apply  State of Alaska Office Assistant I was Profiled and a Bronze NCRC is now accepted as meeting minimum qualifications  Construction Academy participants statewide are using the NCRC as a pre-requisite for getting into the Academy  MASST (Mature Alaskans Seeking Skills Training) worker trainees in Job Centers are all working in CR 101 and getting their NCRC’s  NANA Management Services (NMS) uses WorkKeys® and NCRC

5  GCI has added a link on their careers introduction page to include the Alaska Career Ready client brochure. Some of their entry-level jobs include preference for the NCRC.  ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors) added WorkKeys® Applied Mathematics Level 4 as an option to meet the math requirement.  AJEATT Inside Wireman Apprenticeship Program in Anchorage accepts WorkKeys® Applied Math Level 6 as an option to meet the math requirement. Applicants are encouraged to get their NCRC. Also, Students who need to improve their math skills can use CR 101 to prepare for a math class in their own computer lab.  Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust asks all applicants to obtain a score of 4 or better on the WorkKeys assessments to add to their application packet.

6  Plumbers & Pipefitters – Applicants for the Apprenticeship program must take the WorkKeys assessments and score at; Reading for Information Level 4, Applied Mathematics Level 5, and Locating Information Level 4, prior to their application submission  IBEW - encourage applicants get their NCRC although it is not required

7 Company Name Job Title/Training Program/Occupation GCI Field Service Technician I State of Alaska: Office Assistant I – Job Class State of Alaska: Accounting Clerk – Job Class AK Joint Electrical Training Trust: Inside Wireman Electrician Apprenticeship AK Adult Day Services Association: Direct Support Staff in Adult Day Svc-Occupation JATC Plumbers and Pipefitters Training School, Fbks & Anchorage: Plumbers and Pipefitters Apprenticeship Blood Bank of Alaska: Phlebotomist

8  Anchorage Area Plumbers and Pipefitters, Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee – Plumber and Pipefitter Apprenticeship (Curriculum), Year 1 and Year 2  Alaska Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development, Employment Security Div., Employment Security Specialist I

9 Kim Kolvig: WorkKeys Coordinator, DOLWD   


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