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Bowling Green, KY (October 12, 2015) The GED/NCRC Corrections Education program of Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) at the Warren County Regional Jail proudly announces that National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) student Joshua Fultz has achieved the NCRC Platinum Level of Certification. This is the highest of four levels of work skills training achievement and a level of success reached by only one-half of one percent (1/2 of 1%) of those who diligently study and test for their NCRC Certification nationwide. Mr. Fultz is the first Warren County Regional Jail Corrections NCRC student to attain this Platinum Level of achievement and also the first student of the entire SKYCTC Warren County Adult Education Program to do so. Mr. Fultz has been in the NCRC program for only four and a half months and has made great strides in that period of time. We also want to express our thanks for the continual support of our program and cooperation we receive from our Jailer, Mr. Jackie Strode and his staff. Without this cooperation and support, our GED/NCRC Program would not be possible.

The National Career Readiness Certificate program (NCRC) is a part of the ACT, a non-profit organization headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa, and dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. The Act WorkKeys Assessments (which leads to the NCRC Certification) are research-based measures of foundational work skills required for success across industries and occupations. They have been used for more than two decades by job seekers, employees, employers, students, educators, administrators, and workforce and economic developers. The ACT WorkKeys (NCRC) assessments measure the cognitive ( hard ) skills and non-cognitive ( soft ) skills needed for success in the workplace. Skill assessments for the NCRC administered in the SKYCTC and Corrections Program cover three major areas: Applied Mathematics (which measures ability to apply mathematic principles to workplace problems); Locating Information (which measures the ability to find, analyze and apply information presented in workplace graphics) and Reading for Information (which measures the ability to understand and apply written information as presented in workplace documents).

ACT Work Keys (NCRC) test questions are based on situations in the everyday work world. That s why employers nationwide require these tests or ask applicants for their ACT National Career Readiness Certificate to help them hire, train, and promote the most qualified candidates. The ACT NCRC is currently the most widely used employability credential in the country. Achieving the NCTC Platinum Certificate means that the individual has the necessary foundational skills for ninety-nine percent (99%) of the jobs in the ACT WorkKeys database.

SKYCTC GED/NCRC Corrections Instructor Lyndell Graven and Instructional Assistant Kathleen Stephens are proud to have had Joshua Fultz in their NCRC educational program and wish him the very best as he applies what he has learned and ventures out into the work world, where he will be best utilizing his NCRC education and training. For information about the ACT WorkKeys NCRC program at SKYCTC, call 270-901-1087 or at the Warren County Regional Jail (Corrections Program) contact Lyndell Graven at 270-843-4606, extension 104.

SKYCTC has the mission to improve the employability and quality of life of south central Kentucky citizens as the primary provider of: certificate, diploma, associate degree, and collegiate transfer programs; college and workforce readiness programs; workforce education and training; and adult and family literacy.