Work Ready Assessments

Businesses across the country report that they are often overwhelmed by stacks of applications for only a handful of open positions.  Sifting through these applications is time-consuming and inefficient.  You need a way to quickly pinpoint individuals with essential, verifiable workplace skills. A Work Ready Assessment is your solution. SC Works Greater Upstate currently offers two types of assessments: WIN (at no cost to the test taker) and WorkKeys (as a fee for service test).

South Carolina Ready to Work Certificate (SCRWC):

Individuals can earn this certificate by completing three WIN assessments in the following areas:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Locating Information
  • Reading for Information

WIN assessments measure “real world” skills that are critical to job success.

These assessments are used across all sectors of the economy and verify the following cognitive skills:

  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Reading and using work-related text
  • Applying information from workplace documents to solve problems
  • Setting up and performing work-related mathematical calculations
  • Locating, synthesizing, and applying information that is presented graphically
  • Comparing, summarizing, and analyzing information presented in multiple related graphics

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC):

Individuals can earn the NCRC by completing three WorkKeys assessments. **There will be a fee to be paid before taking this exam.**

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Locating Information
  • Reading for Information

WorkKeys assessments measure “real world” skills that are critical to job success.

These assessments are used across all sectors of the economy and verify the following cognitive skills:

  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Reading and using work-related text
  • Applying information from workplace documents to solve problems
  • Setting up and performing work-related mathematical calculations
  • Locating, synthesizing, and applying information that is presented graphically
  • Comparing, summarizing, and analyzing information presented in multiple related graphics
    • For more information, or to make an appointment to take either assessment, please call our offices in Greenville and Spartanburg. SC Works Greenville: 864-467-8080

      SC Works Spartanburg: 864-764-1966

How does our business start using NCRC? Businesses can recommend that individuals have an NCRC, or recommend that individuals have specific scores on each of the core competencies.  At any time, your company can recommend or prefer that individuals have the nationally recognized, portable credentials.  However, if your business wants to recommend than an individual have specific WorkKeys scores, a company must have the specific job opening profiled.

Job Profiling:  As a part of SC Work Ready Communities initiative, Businesses can receive no cost job analyses job profiles.  Employers use job analysis to determine which skills are required for a job and the skill level needed to perform the job successfully.  This helps employers and employees know what an applicant must score on a particular WorkKeys skills assessment in order to be qualified for the job.  Watch the video below to hear feedback from an employer on the WorkKeys Job Profiling system.