CentreREADY is a collaborative worker certification initiative designed to build a better local workforce; one that best matches Centre County employers with employees who possess the desired core skills and competencies.
An outgrowth of the CBICC’s Business and Industry Partnership Committee,
CentreREADY recognizes that business success and growth depend on employers’ access to a quality workforce.
Individuals that earn the CentreREADY designation have learned about and demonstrated an understanding of the essential 21st century workforce skills that local employers find most essential in their employees. The CentreREADY seal of approval from the CBICC and its educational and community partners indicates that these prospective employees have achieved a desired level of proficiency in six core attributes: work ethic; tactfulness/manners; team work; communication; critical thinking/problem solving; understanding supervision/world of work.
A signed CentreREADY Memorandum of Agreement between the CBICC and its educational partners formalized the initiative. The MOA outlines implementation procedures and expectations for this durable workforce preparedness initiative.