Northeast Alabama Community College is committed to the success of its students. Part of this commitment is to evaluate each student's soft skills and provide recognition for exemplary performance.
To earn a Workplace Readiness Certification (WRC), the student must:
Employers frequently tell instructors and administrators that soft skills, including attendance, self-management, time management, professionalism, communication, quality and quantity of work, and teamwork are the most important traits of a potential employee. By achieving the Workplace Readiness Certification (WRC), employers will know that students have exhibited the traits that they, as employers, look for in an employee.
Tell your instructor that you would like to participate in the WRC initiative. Your instructor may receive all the materials necessary from the Office of Workforce Development.
Instructors may receive all the materials necessary to participate in the WRC initiative from the Office of Workforce Development.
Visit the U.S. Department of Labor site entitled Skills to Pay the Bills for classroom resources.
The following companies have endorsed the WRC. While this does not mean that these companies will automatically hire those with the WRC, it does mean that they understand the commitment made by students to earn the certification and will consider the WRC in hiring decisions.
Consider endorsing this process by adding your company (and/or association) name to the list of entities that recognizes the WRC as a mechanism to reward soft skills. This will not obligate you in any way to hire students with a WRC, but only indicates that you will give consideration to those who have earned the credential.