JJC to Host Regional Event Nov. 2 on Successful Employment, Career Readiness

Joliet Junior College Workforce Development will host a regional event on Wednesday, Nov. 2, to share information on the value of WorkKeys assessments for Illinois businesses and educational institutions, and to highlight the benefits of the National Career Readiness Certificate to successful employment and career readiness.
 
This free, informational session will be held from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the JJC Renaissance Center, 214 N. Ottawa St. in Joliet.
 
Learn how Illinois business, education, and workforce development can gain significant economic advantages by working together to implement the National Career Readiness Certificate.
 
This certificate, issued by ACT, is a portable, evidence-based credential that measures essential workplace skills and is a reliable predictor of workplace success. This credential is used across all sectors of the economy and measures skills like problem solving and critical thinking, amongst other things.
 
It can be used for:
 
  • Screening – Employers interview only applicants who have the skills required for the job.
  • Hiring and promotion – A National Career Readiness Certificate can be used as a plus factor to help make selection and promotion decisions.
  • Targeting employee training and development – Employers can target their training budgets for job-specific skills rather than basic skills.
 
The Nov. 2 event will also highlight how:
 
  • Employers can save time in the hiring process, reduce turnover rates, save money, and placing the right people in the right jobs.
  • The National Career Readiness Certificate is offered in our area.
  • Leaders in education can showcase the benefits of the certification to high school students.
  • Communities can use the certificate to help the unemployed.
 
Attend and network with peers and with experts who can help implement similar programs in your organization. This is a free event, and breakfast will be served from 8 to 8:30 a.m. 
 
This event is hosted by Joliet Junior College Workforce Development, the Workforce Investment Board of Will County, Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board, Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Channahon/Minooka Chamber of Commerce, and the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
 
 
For more information, contact Paige Vanderhyden at pvanderh@jjc.edu or (815) 280-1313.

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