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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.
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  • 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
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  • The Career Readiness Certificate program was part of Governor Mark Warner's Education for a Lifetime initiative and continues under Governor Kaine. Education for a Lifetime 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.Virginia Community College System
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  • The Career Readiness Certificate is a portable skills credential, assuring employers that a job applicant actually has the basic skills they seek.
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  • 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.
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  • Virginias Career Readiness Certificate 3 Levels Bronze core employability skills for approximately 30% of available jobs Silver approximately 65% Gold approximately 85%.
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  • 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?
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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!
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  • http://www.crc.virginia.gov/skillsbank/ ZIP CODE DATES CITIES LWIAs PDCs REGIONS COMMUNITY COLLEGE SERVICE REGIONS CERTIFICATES (LEVELS) SCORES
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  • 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.
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  • Preparation Community Corrections DCE program varies with type of institution Detention and Diversion Centers 20 week programs Day Reporting Programs Non-residential
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  • Implementation TRAINED ASSESSORS DEVELOPED & DISSEMINATED -- POLICY/GUIDELINES FOR TEST ADMINISTRATION MONITORING AND REPORTING PROTOCOLS & FORMS SCHEDULED & CONDUCTED BLITZ TESTING (Central Office Assessors)
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  • RESULTS From 12/01/05 thru 11/30/06 1 st year of the program- Total Assessed: 1061 Bronze 308 Silver613 Gold 156
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  • Curriculum Workplace Essential Skills Aztec Learning Systems Most pre-GED math workbooks Teacher-made materials

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