August 30, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Rye, NY The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) is funding a major, cutting-edge, online program for Adult Education. U.S. Satellite is training hundreds of emerging and transitional workers over several months, preparing them to take a test to earn the National Workforce Readiness Credential (NWRC). Credentialed job applicants will in turn demonstrate to employers their ability to carry out entry-level and higher level tasks. These job-seekers will require less on-the-job training. Employers may use the NWRC credential as a pre-screening tool in the job application process.
The NYSDOL grant offers the LIVE training from home in a proven format. Takers of the training course will attend 10, approximately one-hour sessions. Only an internet connection and a telephone is required. U.S. Satellite is partnering with various organizations including NYS One-Stop Centers who are working to help unemployed find work.
The NWRC certificate is evolving into what is a GED for the workplace. People gearing up to enter the workplace for the first time, as well as career-changers, that hold this certificate will stand out in the crowd. Employers are recognizing the credential's value because it documents potential employees' mastery of basic workplace skills in active listening, reading in the workplace, decision-making, and math for business.
U.S. Satellite's initiative is unique, as it uses its proven techniques from training it does for NASA. Instructors online with students can answer questions and address concerns in real time. Test-taking tips and a practice test is given to the adult learners when preparing them for the actual NWRC test.