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South Dakota Students Earn National Career Readiness Certificates (SD) (06/02/14)

The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation and the State Department of Education's joint workforce development effort enabled 2,085 students from 53 schools to complete assessments to earn a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) in the 2013-14 school year. The NCRC ensures that high school juniors and seniors have the reading, problem solving, critical thinking, and work-related mathematical reasoning skills they need for the workforce. The program also provides evidence of skill level and can help match students' skill levels with occupations. State Education Secretary Melody Schopp says, "The NCRC can help students make connections between their education and the world of work. It provides them with information they can use to make decisions about potential career choices and post-secondary training options."
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