WCHS student scores Platinum on GA Work Ready
Sandersville- Washington County High School Senior Steven Askew scored platinum on his Georgia Work Ready Certification. Askew is the first high school student to receive a platinum score in Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s (OFTC) eleven county service area.
Receiving a platinum score on the Georgia Work Ready test indicates a minimum score of six in all three core areas (reading for information, applied mathematics and locating information) and signals to employers that they are ready for 95 percent of jobs in the state.
Throughout October and early November, high school seniors throughout OFTC’s service area took the Georgia Work Ready Certification, giving seniors the opportunity to graduate with a Work Ready Certificate. Schools worked with OFTC to complete the assessments and communicated with their students about the importance of showcasing their skills to employers.
Georgia Work Ready was created to ensure that Georgia's workers have the best skills, easy access to training and world-class job opportunities. The backbone of the initiative is the Work Ready Certificate, which assesses the real world skills of Georgia's workers. Georgians can use their Work Ready Certificate to prove their work readiness to potential employers
Georgia Work Ready has become a valuable tool for highschool seniors – those planning to enter the workforce and those on a path to post-secondary education – to showcase their skills, and position Georgia as a state with the skilled workforce business demands and the educational infrastructure to drive economic growth.
Oconee Fall Line Technical College and Washington County High School would like to congratulate Steven and the entire senior class on a job well done.
If you are interested in learning more about the Georgia Work Ready Program and getting certified, visit the College’s website at www.OFTC.com to find the Assessment Center nearest you.
Pictured, L to R: David Hartley (OFTC Assessment Specialist), Brenda Cramer (OFTC Assistant Assessment Specialist), Steven Askew, and AnTonia Reeves (WCHS Counselor)