Earn a Certificate


The WorkKeys® Career Readiness assessments are not like any other assessments. WorkKeys® is different in the way that it assesses how prepared you are for specific jobs or careers. Your scores can give you a better idea about your readiness for the workforce and help employers select the most qualified applicant for the job. The assessment questions are based on situations in everyday work.

Employers receive many applications and resumes for a few jobs; however, by having a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), your application and resume will stand out. By recognizing your NCRC on your application or resume, you give that employer a snapshot of the important basic skills you possess. Many of the local employers in Central Pennsylvania are recognizing WorkKeys®. Click here to view our participating employers.

Where to Get a Certificate

Each Central PA CareerLink® offers the WorkKeys® assessments on a regular basis. Contact your local PA CareerLink® for more information.

If you already have your NCRC, please click here for more information on what you can do with it.

How To Prepare

Each Central PA CareerLink® location offers a wide variety of services to help you prepare for the WorkKeys® assessments. Visit or call your local PA CareerLink® for information about workshops and access to the web-based courseware called WIN Career Readiness Courseware.

Test Taking Tips 

You don’t need to “cram” for this assessment. However, you may take advantage of the available resources at your local PA CareerLink® to “brush-up” on those skills you may need help with in order to be prepared to take the assessment.