Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is part of a group of Mississippi community colleges to be recognized for their top Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) scores.
The Mississippi Corridor Consortium (MCC), a partnership between ICC, East Mississippi Community College, Northwest Mississippi College, Northeast Mississippi College and most recently CCC, was recognized by the Mississippi Community College Board for achieving the top CRC composite scores in the state.
The CRC is assessment used to measure an individual’s aptitude and workplace skills level based on a job profile Each individual has the opportunity to earn one of four levels of Career Readiness Certification: Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum.
According to James Williams, Ittawamba Community College’s (ICC) vice president of economic and community services, the MCC provided 65% of the results for the entire State.
“It speaks very well for the MCC efforts to bring jobs to Mississippi,” said Williams.
The CRC is under the auspices of the WorkKeys® assessments, which measures the common “real world” skills that employers believe are critical for success in the workplace. Its test questions are based on situations in the everyday work environment. Work Keys® was created by ACT, Inc., who developed the ACT assessment that is commonly used for college entrance testing.
CCC’s Executive Director or Workforce Education Steve Jossell said that many of CCC’s industry partners are using the CRC assessment as a pre-requisite for job applicants.
“Each community college in the State of Mississippi is affiliated with some form of consortium, and ours had the highest number of achievers in terms of CRC collectively,” said Jossell.
“That says a lot about our consortium—we’re shakers and movers in that area as well as vanguards in that the MCM was the first consortium established.”