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Workforce readiness credentials

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Workforce readiness credentials

  1. 1. What are Workforce Readiness Credentials and do they really help employers? Webinar Presentation for the North East Regional Employment and Training Association Presented by: John Nelson (ACT) Joe Mizereck, (NWRC) Dr. Roy Swift (ANSI)
  2. 2. John Nelson State Program Manager 319.321.9705 Cell John.Nelson@act.org What if… you could be guaranteed a pipeline filled with pre-qualified candidates? Supply Chain Management Talent
  3. 3. • Job Analysis – What is the target? • Assessments – Who meets that target? • Training Curriculum – How do we fill the gap? • Certification – How do we document readiness? • Research and Analytics – How do we ensure Validity, Fairness, and Security? 3 Supply Chain Management Talent
  4. 4. Who is Implementing This? • The Manufacturing Institute • American Society of Transportation and Logistics • American Society for Quality • American Welding Society • Association for Operations Management • Center for Energy Workforce Development • CompTIA • Fabricators and Manufacturers Association • International Fluid Power Society • International Society of Automation • Manufacturing Skill Standards Council • National Center for Construction Education and Research • National Institute of Metalworking Skills • North American Die Casting Association 4
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  6. 6. The National Career Readiness Certificate • Certifies an individual has the foundational skills essential for career readiness and job success • Reports on-the-job reality as identified by productive workers • Earned endorsements and funding by dozens of States, Trade Associations, and Unions 6
  7. 7. What does the NCRC Measure? The NCRC measures problem solving and critical thinking skills in the context of: • Reading – applying information from workplace documents to solve problems • Math – applying reasoning to work-related problems; setting up and performing calculations • Locating Information – synthesizing, applying, comparing from multiple, related graphics 7
  8. 8. What does the NCRC Measure? In addition to the cognitive skills, the NCRC Plus ranks individuals in four soft skills. • Work Discipline – productivity, dependability • Teamwork – tolerance, communication, attitude • Customer Service Orientation – interpersonal skills, perseverance • Managerial Potential – persuasion, enthusiasm, problem solving 8
  9. 9. Level % Platinum 99% Gold 93% Silver 67% Bronze 16% Pay Ranges $80,000 - ++ 23,000 - 141,000 14,000 - 74,000 14,000 - 37,000 Med Pay $97,762 62,987 38,022 27,340 The NCRC and Pay 9
  10. 10. Low (<AS) 13% 23 48 16 0 Middle (AS<BS) 7 16 51 26 1 High (=>BS) 3 8 45 41 3 Non- Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Qualifiers 50% 30% 10% The NCRC and “Grade Level”
  11. 11. Sample Scores -- Medical Occupation Applied Math Locating Information Reading for Information Median Annual Wage, 2010 Pharmacists 6 5 6 $111,570 Dental Hygienists 3 4 5 $68,250 Registered Nurses 4 4 5 $64,690 Respiratory Therapists 4 5 5 $54,280 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 4 4 4 $40,380 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 4 4 4 $30,360
  12. 12. Sample Scores – Diploma only Occupation Applied Math Locating Information Reading for Information Median Annual Wage, 2010 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 5 5 5 $80,210 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives 5 5 5 $78,260 Administrative Services Managers 4 5 5 $77,890 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators 6 5 5 $75,650 Elevator Installers and Repairers 4 4 4 $70,910 Power Distributors and Dispatchers 4 4 4 $68,900 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 5 4 4 $68,880 Detectives / Criminal Investigators 4 5 5 $68,820
  13. 13. Does it work? Examples from Employers • Turnover: down 35%, 37%, even 83% • Training: costs down 96%, time down 50% • Screening Time: down 75% • Workers’ compensation expense down: 95% over two years • Nonconforming product expense down: 80% over two years • Recommendations: 97% of businesses 13
  14. 14. John Nelson State Program Manager 319.321.9705 Cell John.Nelson@act.org www.act.org/workforce Improve your workforce
  15. 15. National Workforce Readiness Credential (NWRC) Joe Mizereck Executive Director Joe@nwrc.org 1-800-761-0907 www.workreadiness.org
  16. 16. American National Standards Institute Roy A. Swift, Ph.D. COL, Retired Chief Workforce Development Officer rswift@ansi.org 202-331-3617 Roy A. Swift, Ph.D. COL, Retired Chief Workforce Development Officer rswift@ansi.org 202-331-3617

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