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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Work Opportunities and Job Preparedness in Riverview: Upcoming Chance to Better Your Life


Introductory sessions for  the WorkKeys Boot Camp will be conducted Thursday night.  

Two 30-minute workshops are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. at the Riverview Community Center, 285 Louis Street, entrance off Wheatley Street across from the tennis courts. 

This first session will focus on how to prepare for  the WorkKeys exam and how to use study materials.  Representatives from Eastman Chemical will also discuss employment opportunities and the WorkKeys requirement. Tutoring and assistance with applied math will be on tap for October 14th and 21st.  Each session is limited to 20 attendees, due to social distancing.  Major industries in Kingsport (Eastman) require a score of Gold or Platinum.

See the flyer above for additional information about the workshops.  For registration information, text contact information to 423-534-7626.

Workshops are sponsored by South Central Kingsport Community Development, in partnership with Eastman, Regional Center for Applied Manufacturing, Kingsport Housing and Redevelopment Authority,  CONNECT - Eastman Resource Group, and Apprenticeship Tennessee.

What is WorkKeys?

National Career Readiness Certificate
Individuals who successfully complete the three WorkKeys assessments—Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents—earn the WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate® (WorkKeysNCRC®), a valuable credential for students and job seekers seeking to verify foundational workplace skills. 

ACT WorkKeys also offers additional assessments to measure interests, values, and behaviors that can lead to greater job satisfaction.

Assessments - Scores range from 3 - 6 or Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum
Applied Math - Required for the NCRC

The Applied Math assessment measures critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, and problem solving techniques for situations that actually occur in today’s workplace.  While individuals may use calculators and conversion tables to help with the problems on the assessment, math skills are still needed to think them through.

Graphic Literacy - Required for the NCRC

Workplace graphics come in a variety of formats, but all communicate a level of information. From charts to graphs, diagrams to floor plans, identifying what information is being presented and understanding how to use it are critical to success.

The Graphic Literacy assessment measures the skill needed to locate, synthesize, and use information from workplace graphics. 

Workplace Documents - Required for the NCRC

Employees need to be able to understand written text to do a job. The Workplace Documents assessment measures the skills people use when they read and use written text such as memos, letters, directions, signs, notices, bulletins, policies, and regulations on the job.

For more information, call (423) 534-7626.