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Career Readiness Training & Certification

Governor’s Career Ready Certificate Program

As a participant in the GCRC program, you will have the opportunity to gain the skills and training required to be successful in the workplace. This program is offered in partnership with the Vermont Department of Labor, and classes are free to participants. As a student in the GCRC program, you will:

  • improve your resume and interviewing skills
  • develop teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • practice time and project management
  • identify trends and interpret data
  • learn basic computer skills
  • build a solid career foundation

Participants will focus on the skills most requested by Vermont businesses, and all participants in the course become eligible for two certificates: The National Career Readiness Certificate and the Governor’s Career Ready Certificate.

Ready to get started?

  1. Attend a free information session
  2. Choose from our CRC Pro-Customer Service, CRC Pro-Technology, or CRC Pro-Manufacturing or CRC Pro-Health & Human Services course offerings.
  3. Sign up at today or contact for more information

How can employers benefit from the GCRC program?

The Governor’s Career Ready Certificate can help take the guesswork out of your hiring decisions. Using our “Six Point” assessment process we can help identify the strengths and improvement needs of new and potential employees as well as develop a plan for helping you and your employees reach new levels of workplace readiness.

Job profilers can help pinpoint the most important skills needed for a specific job, based on thousands of national skills standards. By matching skills with an employee, and by raising those skills through individualized targeted training, we’ll help you get the right person in the right job with the right skills.

The Governor’s Career Ready Certificate utilizes the national WorkKeys assessment system, a tool used in over 40 states to give employers a hiring advantage.

Let us help you:

  • match the right person to the right job
  • reduce turnover
  • reduce training costs
  • save time and take the guesswork out of hiring

The Governor’s Career Ready Certificate can also help your existing employees. By assessing their talents, skills and work suitability, we can help raise the skill levels of your existing employees through the same individualized training we provide to new and potential employees.


The Career Readiness Certificate Pro program at CCV builds upon the skills and training developed in our GCRC program. CRCpro teaches specialized, industry-specific skill sets in two areas: technology and manufacturing.

CRCpro Tech affords participants an opportunity to develop core employability skills with a focus on Microsoft Office. Completers may choose to sit for a Microsoft SpecialistCertificate.

CRCpro Manufacturing develops the key employment skills of entry-level production workers such as math for manufacturing, professionalism in a manufacturing environment and prepares participants to enter into an entry-level position in manufacturing, or into additional
training programs, such as CCV’s Certified Production Technician Program.

CRCpro Health & Human Services is designed for incumbent and non-incumbent workers alike, and develops the key employment skills of entry-level healthcare workers such as effective communication and maintaining a professional image.

CRCpro Customer Service explores what exceptional customer service looks like. Participants will learn how to deal with difficult situations, how best to greet and set a positive tone, how to provide customers with superior care, and explore professional image and communication skills.


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