The links in the Top Link Bar are a good starting point for a quick tour of the site. Then, work your way down the navigation links in the Quick Launch in the left column.
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To learn more about how employers use the certificate, visit the Employer Experiences
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You can also click on the blue headings to the left, such as Best Practices, to find a summary page that contains a collecton of best practices documents.
The Advocates Mission
We are the National Career Readiness Certificate Advocates, A.K.A. the Advocates. We see a clear solution where many see a problem. America has a skills shortage. We see the certificate as the best solution to address the skills gap. Our mission is to help people gain the essential workplace skills necessary for a good job.
Advocates speak on behalf of others. We advocate for this solution on behalf of the employers and the individuals that will benefit from a better alignment of skills with workplace needs. Employers need workers with solid workplace skills. Most jobs in the knowledge economy have a significant knowledge component. Employers need workers that are adept life-long learners. A solid foundation is essential for building further skills. Individuals need solid skills to be competitive in the job market. Higher skills lead to higher wages.
We work to aggregate and amplify the voices of employers and individuals that see the certificate as a win-win solution for employers and workers. Employers must come together to clearly articulate their needs so that education systems and workforce development systems have a common goal.
If you are an individual interested in learning more about how the certificate can help you, we recommend that you visit the ACT certificate website. Links are provided on our ACT page.
Links to the list of LOCs and the list of Advocates are at the top of this page. There is a sign up link there too.
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