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1 University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center Worker Readiness Preparation: The National Work Readiness Credential and Equipped for the Future Standards Presentation: Buffalo Niagara Human Resources Associate Presenter: Ms. Terry A. Patterson, National Work Readiness Credential Coordinator June 20, 2012

2  The National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC) dates back to 2002 when the standards for work readiness were first established under the direction of a host of partner states, research and development organizations, and Junior Achievement Worldwide.  It is the first assessment for entry-level workers to provide a universal, transferable, national standard for work readiness.  The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) was pivotal in the planning and launching of the National Work Readiness Credential statewide and locally.  EOC is the only institution that offers the NWRC exam preparation in Western New York. National Work Readiness Credential

3 National Work Readiness Credential National Work Readiness Credential Exam Preparation  It is a one day workshop that prepares candidates for the National Work Readiness Credential Exam and for success in the workplace.  Job seekers are actively engaged in “real world” workplace scenarios that help them better process and apply the Equipped for the Future (EFF) standards  Upon completing the workshop, job seekers are eligible to sit for the NWRC exam

4 National Work Readiness Credential Four Core Categories Skills Equipped For The Future Standards Interpersonal Skills Communication Skills Lifelong Learning skills Decision Making Skills

5 National Work Readiness Credential What Should I Expect on the National Work Readiness Credential Exam?  It is a national online exam that is administered at the UB Educational Opportunity Center  It takes 3 hours to complete  Questions are multiple-choice and are based on scenarios that relate to workplace tasks

6 National Work Readiness Credential Development & Growth Path  520 Tested  309 Earned NWRC YearTest TakersPassersPreparation none none Partial Complete Complete In Youth group received complete preparation: 39 Tested - 23 Earned NWRC

7 Employer :University at Buffalo Facilities Operation Position Title: Cleaner Preferred Qualification: The National Work Readiness Credential Preferred  University at Buffalo Facilities Operation implemented the NWRC as a preferred qualification in its new hiring process in the summer of 2009  Candidates who are interested register with the EOC NWRC Liaison  Candidates (names) who complete the workshop and sit for the exam are forwarded to the Facilities Manager National Work Readiness Credential A Preferred Qualification for Employment

8 National Work Readiness Credential The National Work Readiness Credential is a win-win opportunity for both the employer and job seeker. Employer  The employer maximizes the effectiveness of the on-the-job training because of the knowledge, skills, and abilities the job seeker develops from the NWRC Job Seekers  It increases job seekers’ employability opportunities and offers a better chance for job retention

9 Questions??? Thank you For More Information Contact: Ms. Terry A. Patterson, Work Readiness Credential Liaison UB Educational Opportunity Center 465 Washington Street Buffalo, NY ext Websites: eoc.buffalo.edu Castelworldwide.com/nwrc workreadiness.com


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