How Credit for the ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Can Promote Persistence

Many institutions grant incoming students with college credit for knowledge or skills acquired outside of the classroom. Not only does Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) help students reach their academic goals quickly, but PLA can also be indicative of student’s ability beyond the classroom.

The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC®) is an evidence-based credential which can predict a college student’s persistence. Discover how to incorporate the NCRC into your PLA to recruit students most likely to succeed in postsecondary education to your institution.

Join us Tuesday, October 2 for a free webinar to:
  • Explore the benefits of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
  • Make connections between NCRC levels and postsecondary performance
  • Examine ways to award credit for the NCRC


Date: October 2
Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. PDT
Duration: 60 minutes


Beth DoyleBeth Doyle is the Vice President of Higher Education Services, a division of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), a nonprofit focused on helping adults succeed in higher education.
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Lynette LivingstonLynette Livingston is an Executive Dean over Business, Arts, Sciences and Academic Initiatives at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
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Julie GibsonJulie Gibson joined the ACT Client Relations team in December, 2016, and serves as the Director of Workforce Partnership Initiatives.
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Lakisha BatesLakisha Bates joined ACT in 2017 as a Program Manager for Research Strategies and Services.
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Mary LeFebvreMary LeFebvre is a Principal Research Scientist for ACT Policy.
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