Hit the ground running. The National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC) workshop will certify you’re ready for work. The NWRC class consists of up to 25 hours of training in areas such as communication, work-place math, and customer service. Having the NWRC lets an employer know you have what it takes to be a great employee. We offer it at no cost to you.


How to Sign Up

Signing up is easy.  You must:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Be able to complete a 25-hour training program

Visit or call the Smart Business Resource Center.  Our friendly staff will assist you with any questions you may have.  

Call: (530) 245-1550 

Visit:
The Smart Business Resource Center

1201 Placer Street, Redding, CA 96001

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this paid training? 
    • No, but all tutoring and test fees are covered by a grant through the Smart Center.
  • How long is training? 
    • It varies how many weeks the class will last.  Training could be up to 25 hours depending on individual’s skills level.
  • What kind of jobs can we get after? 
    • Any kind.  The National Work Readiness Credential is nationally recognized as proof of your readiness to work.
  • Is there a cost? 
    • No, the training is free.
  • What will I learn in training? 
    • Work related math, active listening, reading, and situational judgment.
  • Do you provide bus passes to get to training? 
    • Unfortunately, we do not.
  • When are the classes scheduled? 
    • We will work with you to schedule times to meet at the Smart offices.  Meeting will occur during normal business hours.  M-F 9 am to 5 pm.
  • What if I don’t pass a certain section(s) of the test? 
    • We will work with you to gain skills needed to pass and you can retake any part of the test.
  • What if I need help with a part of the test? 
    • We have a Smart Center Representative attending that can assist you with any part of the test.
  • What do I need to bring? 
    • A great attitude.
  • Is there a dress code? 
    • We only ask that you do not wear anything offensive or something you can’t wear in a public business office.
  • When is your next available training? 
    • Classes are open now.  Please call today!



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    Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

    Expand your knowledge of the MS Word program in this basic skills workshop. Get a better understanding of how to use this common word processor, including: understand the ribbon, creating and editing documents, formatting and printing documents, and more.

    Learn how to use Microsoft's electronic spreadsheet program in this beginning workshop.  We will go over basic terminology, the ribbon, spreadsheet tools, navigating the spreadsheet, selecting cells and ranges, basic formulas, and entering data to create a simple spreadsheet. 

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    Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

    Learn tips for completing resumes. This workshop will provide an overview of the most effective resume. Learn how to convert documents from a resume program into different programs. The workshop will review tips and tricks to make your resume stand out to employers.

     

    Learn tips for completing online job applications. This workshop will provide an overview of

                Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and will provide tips for taking online employment tests. The

                workshop will review sample test questions. We will cover setting up a LinkedIn account and how

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    • Intro to Microsoft Word and Excel

      Expand your knowledge of the MS Word program in this basic skills workshop. Get a ...

    • Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

      Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 - Monday, Oct 16, 2017

      Time: 9:00am - 11:00am

      Topics include: Saving your documents, using an Internet browsing program, printing information from a website, navigating the Smart website, and using your email to upload a resume.

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      Location


      Smart Business Resource Center
      1201 Placer St.
      Redding, CA 96001

      Event Fees:


      $ 0.00

      Intro to Microsoft Word and Excel

      Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 -

      Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

      Expand your knowledge of the MS Word program in this basic skills workshop. Get a better understanding of how to use this common word processor, including: understand the ribbon, creating and editing documents, formatting and printing documents, and more.

      Learn how to use Microsoft's electronic spreadsheet program in this beginning workshop.  We will go over basic terminology, the ribbon, spreadsheet tools, navigating the spreadsheet, selecting cells and ranges, basic formulas, and entering data to create a simple spreadsheet. 

      Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Excel and Word.
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      Location


      Smart Business Resource Center
      1201 Placer Street
      Redding, CA 96001

      Event Fees:


      $ 0.00 Seat

      Resumes, On-line Job Application Process & LinkedIn

      Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 -

      Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

      Learn tips for completing resumes. This workshop will provide an overview of the most effective resume. Learn how to convert documents from a resume program into different programs. The workshop will review tips and tricks to make your resume stand out to employers.

       

      Learn tips for completing online job applications. This workshop will provide an overview of

                  Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and will provide tips for taking online employment tests. The

                  workshop will review sample test questions. We will cover setting up a LinkedIn account and how

                  to use this to market yourself and network with other professionals. 


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        Smart Business Resource Center
        1201 Placer Street
        Redding, CA 96001

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        $ 0.00 Seat

      • Resumes, On-line Job Application Process & LinkedIn

        Learn tips for completing resumes. This workshop will provide an overview of ...

      • Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

        Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 - Monday, Oct 16, 2017

        Time: 9:00am - 11:00am

        Topics include: Saving your documents, using an Internet browsing program, printing information from a website, navigating the Smart website, and using your email to upload a resume.

        Thumbnail Image

        Location


        Smart Business Resource Center
        1201 Placer St.
        Redding, CA 96001

        Event Fees:


        $ 0.00

        Intro to Microsoft Word and Excel

        Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 -

        Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

        Expand your knowledge of the MS Word program in this basic skills workshop. Get a better understanding of how to use this common word processor, including: understand the ribbon, creating and editing documents, formatting and printing documents, and more.

        Learn how to use Microsoft's electronic spreadsheet program in this beginning workshop.  We will go over basic terminology, the ribbon, spreadsheet tools, navigating the spreadsheet, selecting cells and ranges, basic formulas, and entering data to create a simple spreadsheet. 

        Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Excel and Word.
        Thumbnail Image

        Location


        Smart Business Resource Center
        1201 Placer Street
        Redding, CA 96001

        Event Fees:


        $ 0.00 Seat

        Resumes, On-line Job Application Process & LinkedIn

        Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 -

        Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

        Learn tips for completing resumes. This workshop will provide an overview of the most effective resume. Learn how to convert documents from a resume program into different programs. The workshop will review tips and tricks to make your resume stand out to employers.

         

        Learn tips for completing online job applications. This workshop will provide an overview of

                    Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and will provide tips for taking online employment tests. The

                    workshop will review sample test questions. We will cover setting up a LinkedIn account and how

                    to use this to market yourself and network with other professionals. 


        Thumbnail Image

        Location


        Smart Business Resource Center
        1201 Placer Street
        Redding, CA 96001

        Event Fees:


        $ 0.00 Seat

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