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WSCS Skills

Focus on Work Readiness

WSCS assesses and certifies the work readiness competencies identified by employers as necessary for entry-level employment and career advancement. The skills measured by the Workforce Skills Certificate are aligned with Skills for the 21st Century.

Candidates can show they are work ready by presenting their academic and interpersonal skills to employers. Employers who have documentation of a candidate’s work can determine who will succeed in specific jobs.

Foundation Skills

Measure basic reading and math skills with multiple-choice test items using common scenarios from work settings. Results are reported using WIOA Educational Functioning Levels (EFLs) accepted by both the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education to track Measurable Skill Gains (MSGs).

Assess critical thinking and problem solving skills with multiple-choice test items and short written essays by having candidates respond to industry-based scenarios in these areas:

  • Processing Data and Money Transactions
  • Helping People and Maintaining Safety
  • Analyzing Production and Promoting Teamwork
  • Providing Customer Service and Solutions
  • Working with Materials and Measurement

Soft Skills

Measure soft skills and effective workplace behaviors using realistic work-related situations.

  • Personal Qualities – integrity, responsibility, self-esteem, self-management, sociability
  • Customer Care – customer relations, decision-making, commitment to quality

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