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Thirty-four HRMC employees earn CRC credentials through HCC


A recognition ceremony was held on March 9 in the Halifax Regional Medical Center (HRMC) Auditorium for unit secretaries and food and nutrition staff who recently earned Career Readiness Certificates (CRC).  Twenty-four unit secretaries and 10 food and nutrition employees were recognized.  All of these employees went through an intense process that tested them in three areas – reading, locating information and applied math. 


Receiving a CRC is a credential recognized in the state and across the nation that validates that employees have the necessary skills to perform their jobs. HRMC worked with Halifax Community College (HCC) to offer this opportunity to its employees. 


Funding was made available through Turning Point Workforce Development Board. Turning Point is responsible for developing policies and overseeing local workforce development initiatives in partnership with local elected officials. The CRC program is a partner with Turning Point, which coordinated a grant from the N.C. Department of Commerce for the program.


HCC Business/Industry Coordinator Larry Crisafulli talked about the CRC and thanked Turning Point members for their assistance. He also recognized the Employment Security Commission for being a partner with the program.


“You’ve done yourself proud for going through this process. Let this just be the start,” added Crisafulli to those earning certificates. 


HCC’s Continuing Education Division offers the CRC program as an assessment-based credential that gives employers and career seekers a uniform measure of key workplace skills. ACT WorkKeys®, a nationally-recognized job skills assessment system is the administrator of the CRC program in the United States.  ACT recognizes that a stronger workforce can be developed by bridging the skills gap and providing economic development tools that show the strength of the workforce.

For more information about CRC, visit www.crcnc.org, or call Larry Crisafulli at (252) 538-4339 or e-mail crc@halifaxcc.net. 


 Christina Knotts getes her CRC

ABOVE: Christina Knotts was presented a gold-level Career Readiness Certificate during the March 9 recognition ceremony at Halifax Regional Medical Center. Also pictured are Larry Crisafulli with HCC and Karen Daniels with HRMC.


 CRC Group

ABOVE: Attending the recognition ceremony at HRMC were members of the Turning Point Workforce Development Board, Employment Security Commission and HCC. Pictured are, front row from left, Tommy McKnight with Employment Security Commission and Carisa Rudd with Turning Point; back row from left, Michael Williams and Charles McElheney with Turning Point and Larry Crisafulli with HCC.