TIMA discusses local businesses using NCRC
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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Tara Rascoe (above) with Hopkinsville Community College talked about the Tomorrow’s Workforce Now Initiative Wednesday.</i>
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Tara Rascoe (above) with Hopkinsville Community College talked about the Tomorrow’s Workforce Now Initiative Wednesday.

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At a TIMA (Trigg Industrial Managers Association) luncheon last Wednesday, the topic of discussion was an initiative to help local businesses use the National Career Readiness Certificate at no cost for a limited time to evaluate current employees.

Sharon Butts, executive director of the Cadiz/Trigg County Economic Development Commission, asked local businesses and organizations to commit to the Tomorrow’s Workforce Now initiative, an ACT, Inc. initiative that allows up to 20 businesses and organizations in a city or county to participate and test 10 – 20 of their employees.

“It’s really important that industries, our local industries and businesses, participate in this initiative, because it’s going to help provide them a better skill set and workforce for their company as well as helping us in our recruiting process,” Butts said.

Tara Rascoe, workforce transitions coordinator for Hopkinsville Community College, said many businesses and organizations rely on TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education) scores, and went on to say that the NCRC goes further and measures basic reading, math and information-gathering skills, and also functions as a talent assessment. TABE measures basic reading and math skills.

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