Benefits to New Hampshire Businesses

WorkReadyNH-smlWRNH Graduates who come to you with a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) have proven themselves ready for employment and promotion by testing successfully in the three areas covered by the credential:  Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information

The NCRC can reduce hiring time and costs. Improvements in the skills documented by the NCRC have been shown by research to improve the quality of new hires, reduce training time, reduce turnover, and increase productivity.

WRNH participants prepare for the NCRC assessment certificate test by participating in skill building in the areas identified (Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information).  In addition, individuals will participate in a 60 hour soft skills training course taught by the community colleges.

The soft skills course is a classroom-based component of the WorkReadyNH program that places participants in simulated workplace-related settings and covers areas that include:

  • Job interviews
  • General expectations
  • Workplace safety
  • Communication skills
  • Team-building & conflict resolution
  • Problem-solving
  • Meetings
  • On-the-job training
  • Customer service
  • Performance review