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Photo provided Karla Richardson, job counselor of Rural Minnesota CEP, presents M state nursing student Jessica Hepola with her National Career Readiness gold certificate.

New readiness certificate a path to the workforce

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In order to apply for college, taking the ACT or other standardized assessment is a given thing for high school students and it has been that way for a long time. Now a new test by the same company, being offered at the Minnesota Workforce Center in Wadena, is starting to gain traction as a credential to get into the workforce.


The National Career Readiness Certificate is the credential awarded to people taking the three WorkKeys assessments.

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