Employee Assessments


Ensure you have the right people staffing your key positions.

TNCC Workforce Development consults with supervisors to define the skill requirements for existing positions, tests workers against competency requirements for specific positions, and develops targeted solutions to close the skill gaps. Comprehensive testing services are available at the Work Readiness Lab in the Peninsula Workforce Development Center.


WorkKeys System

WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system measuring “real world” skills employers believe are critical to job success. These skills are valuable for any occupation – skilled or professional – and at any level or education.

Utilize the system to build a high performance workforce, and take the guesswork out of high-stakes personnel decisions. WorkKey gives you the tools to hire, train, and retain a skilled workforce. Tools include:

  • Job Profiling – Analyze skill levels required for each job in 8 competency areas.
  • Employee Assessments – Test worker skills to identify skill levels in 8 competency areas: Applied Mathematics
    • Applied Technology
    • Listening
    • Locating Information
    • Observations
    • Reading for Information
    • Teamwork
    • Writing
  • Gaps Analysis – Identify skill gaps and the targeted training needed to close the gaps.

Career Readiness Certificate

The Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is a great tool for employers and employees. The CRC is designed to help describe the abilities of potential or current employees.

The CRC in Virginia is supported by the Virginia Workforce Council, Chamber of Commerce, AFL-CIO and the Virginia Manufacturers Association. Virginia Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is an assessment-based credential that gives employers and career seekers a uniform measure of key workplace skills. Northrop Grumman, Liebherr and sixty area quality employers value the Virginia Career Readiness Certificate.

Prove you have the reading, basic math and info search skills that companies needs. Use the TNCC Work Readiness Lab to skill up.

Career Readiness Certificates (CRCs) are graded at three levels:

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze

The CRC provides a workplace skills certification that businesses can directly connect to productivity, quality, business processes, and profitability. Call 757-865-3124 for more information.  The CRC in Virginia is supported by the Virginia Workforce Council, Chamber of Commerce, AFL-CIO and the Virginia Manufacturers Association.

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