MORRIS – National Career Readiness Certificates are valued workforce credentials designed to demonstrate levels of student readiness for success in the workplace.
At Morris Community High School, more than 75 percent of students in the Class of 2014 earned one of the four NCRC levels, according to a news release from the school. The levels are based on scores the students achieved on the three WorkKeys assessments included as part of the most recent Prairie State Achievement Exams.
Administered by ACT, the NCRC is an industry-recognized credential that validates the essential skills necessary for career success. These skills include problem solving, critical thinking, reading and using work-related text and applying information from workplace documents to solve problems.
Five students from Morris Community High School achieved the top level “platinum” certificate. Two percent of Morris High School seniors achieved the Platinum level, while 1 percent of students nationwide received that certificate. Twenty-eight percent of MCHS students received a gold certificate versus only 19 percent nationally. At the silver level, that comparison was 14 percent of Morris students versus 21 percent of students nationally. Ten percent of Morris students scored at the bronze level of certification, as compared to 12 percent nationwide.