Officials say the money will be used to pay for the administration of the Work keys assessments to the 400 student s in the senior class of Scotland High School. Richmond Community College is scheduled to administer the three assessments — reading for Information, locating information, and applied math) on Jan. 21-23, 2009 in the media center at Scotland High School.
Students successfully completing the assessments will earn the bronze, silver or gold North Carolina Readiness Certificate. The certificate is a credential that is required for employment in many local and regional industries and businesses including Campbell Soup Company, FCC, Energizer Batteries, Ingersoll-Rand, Eaton Corp., Goodyear, Freightliner and Arvin Meritor.
The designation is considered a plus for students on college and job applications and on resumes.
Scotland High School graduating seniors who earn the Career Readiness Certificate also earn the distinction of being "Work Ready" and "College Ready".
Scotland High School is the first and remains the only high school in North Carolina where all seniors are given the opportunity to earn the North Carolina CRC at no cost to the student.