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    • Virginia's Career Readiness Certificate Virginia's Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is an assessment-based credential that gives employers and career seekers a uniform measure of key workplace skills.
    • What is DCE?
      • Virginia Department of Correctional Education
      • Provides educational services to incarcerated individuals across the state
        • Academic
        • Vocational
        • Cognitive
      • Service areas
        • Adult prisons
        • Juvenile facilities
        • Community Corrections
    • The Career Readiness Certificate program was part of Governor Mark Warner's Education for a Lifetime initiative and continues under Governor Kaine. Oversight of the CRC is the responsibility of the Commissioner of the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC); administration of the CRC is handled by the Virginia Community College System .
    • The Career Readiness Certificate is a portable skills credential, assuring employers that a job applicant actually has the basic skills they seek.
    • Virginia's Career Readiness Certificate helps employers by certifying that a recipient possesses core skills in  applied math,  reading for information,  and locating information — skills that are required by at least 85% of all jobs profiled by ACT Workkeys in the country.
    • Virginia’s Career Readiness Certificate 3 Levels Bronze core employability skills for approximately 30% of available jobs Silver approximately 65% Gold approximately 85%.
    • Upon release, individuals who carry with them a Career Readiness Certificate will have a credential that provides meaningful evidence of their job skills and promotes their employability in a competitive market. w Why the CRC FOR DCE?
    • By testing individuals who are enrolled in Career and Technical programs in a fourth area, Applied Technology , DCE students will have additional support to “level the playing field” when competing for employment upon release
    • Southside Virginia Community College
      • provide assessment materials
      • score assessments
      • provide certificates
      • provide access to state CRC database
      • provide trained assessors to administer the 3 CRC assessments
      • provide test/test administration security
      • award certificates
    •  Enrolled or previously enrolled in a DCE academic, vocational, transition or cognitive program, or a tutor  Educational functioning level of 8 th grade or better in both reading and math based on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)  Scheduled for release within 1 year or less SELECTION CRITERIA
    • Over 5,200 Virginia workers have earned their CRCs in the last three years DCE has added over 1000 to that figure within the past year!
    • http://www.crc.virginia.gov/skillsbank/ ZIP CODE DATES CITIES LWIAs PDCs REGIONS COMMUNITY COLLEGE SERVICE REGIONS CERTIFICATES (LEVELS) SCORES
    • Preparation
      • Conventional Prisons
        • Usually 5 90-minute classes per week.
        • Certified DCE instructor plus 1 qualified offender tutor for each pair of students.
        • Schedule may vary according to institutional needs.
    • Preparation
      • Community Corrections
      • DCE program varies with type of institution
      • Detention and Diversion Centers
      • 20 week programs
      • Day Reporting Programs
      • Non-residential
    • Implementation TRAINED ASSESSORS DEVELOPED & DISSEMINATED -- ● POLICY/GUIDELINES FOR TEST ADMINISTRATION ● MONITORING AND REPORTING PROTOCOLS & FORMS SCHEDULED & CONDUCTED BLITZ TESTING (Central Office Assessors)
    • RESULTS From 12/01/05 thru 11/30/06 1 st year of the program- Total Assessed: 1061 Bronze 308 Silver 613 Gold 156
    • Curriculum
      • Workplace Essential Skills
      • Aztec Learning Systems
      • Most pre-GED math workbooks
      • Teacher-made materials