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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    Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 -

    Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

    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.

    Location


    Smart Business Resource Center
    1201 Placer Street
    Redding, CA 96001

    Event Fees:


    $ 0.00 Computer Basics

    Introduction to Microsoft Word

    Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

    Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

    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:  understanding the ribbon, creating and editing documents, formatting and printing documents, and more. 
    Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Word program.


    Location


    Smart Business Resource Center
    1201 Placer Street
    Redding, CA 96001

    Event Fees:


    $ 0.00 Microsoft Word Workshop

    Introduction to Microsoft Excel

    Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

    Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Intro to Microsoft Excel

    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 program.


    Location


    Smart Business Resource Center
    1201 Placer Street
    Redding, CA 96001

    Event Fees:


    $ 0.00 Microsoft Excel Workshop

    Navigating the Digital Job Application Process & LinkedIn

    Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 -

    Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

    This workshop will cover:

    • Tips for completing online job applications
    • Overview of Applicant Tracking Systems
    • Tips for taking Situational Judgment Tests
    • Review of sample test questions
    • Setting up a LinkedIn Account to Market Yourself and Network with other Professionals

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      Smart Business Resource Center
      1201 Placer Street
      Redding, CA 96001

      Event Fees:


      $ 0.00 Seat

      Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

      Friday, Nov 16, 2018 -

      Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm

      5th Annual Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

      November 16, 2018 at the Shasta District Fairgrounds
      9th Grade students from high schools throughout Northern CA
      inspired by hearing and engaging with North State STEM professionals

      We are seeking exhibitors for this event!
      Register at http://bit.ly/exhibitor2018
      Questions? ...contact:
      Heather Kelnhofer, careerday@shastacoe.org or 530.242.7636
      or Chris Dell, cdell@shastacoe.org or 530.225.0245

      Save the Date flyer 2018 Exhibitor Recruitment

      Location


      Shasta District Fairgrounds

      , 96007

      Event Fees:


    • Introduction to Microsoft Word

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

    • Computer Basics - Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

      Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 -

      Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

      Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

      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.

      Location


      Smart Business Resource Center
      1201 Placer Street
      Redding, CA 96001

      Event Fees:


      $ 0.00 Computer Basics

      Introduction to Microsoft Word

      Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

      Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

      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:  understanding the ribbon, creating and editing documents, formatting and printing documents, and more. 
      Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Word program.


      Location


      Smart Business Resource Center
      1201 Placer Street
      Redding, CA 96001

      Event Fees:


      $ 0.00 Microsoft Word Workshop

      Introduction to Microsoft Excel

      Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

      Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

      Intro to Microsoft Excel

      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 program.


      Location


      Smart Business Resource Center
      1201 Placer Street
      Redding, CA 96001

      Event Fees:


      $ 0.00 Microsoft Excel Workshop

      Navigating the Digital Job Application Process & LinkedIn

      Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 -

      Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

      This workshop will cover:

      • Tips for completing online job applications
      • Overview of Applicant Tracking Systems
      • Tips for taking Situational Judgment Tests
      • Review of sample test questions
      • Setting up a LinkedIn Account to Market Yourself and Network with other Professionals

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        Location


        Smart Business Resource Center
        1201 Placer Street
        Redding, CA 96001

        Event Fees:


        $ 0.00 Seat

        Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

        Friday, Nov 16, 2018 -

        Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm

        5th Annual Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

        November 16, 2018 at the Shasta District Fairgrounds
        9th Grade students from high schools throughout Northern CA
        inspired by hearing and engaging with North State STEM professionals

        We are seeking exhibitors for this event!
        Register at http://bit.ly/exhibitor2018
        Questions? ...contact:
        Heather Kelnhofer, careerday@shastacoe.org or 530.242.7636
        or Chris Dell, cdell@shastacoe.org or 530.225.0245

        Save the Date flyer 2018 Exhibitor Recruitment

        Location


        Shasta District Fairgrounds

        , 96007

        Event Fees:


      • Introduction to Microsoft Excel

        Intro to Microsoft Excel

      • Computer Basics - Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

        Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 -

        Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

        Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

        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.

        Location


        Smart Business Resource Center
        1201 Placer Street
        Redding, CA 96001

        Event Fees:


        $ 0.00 Computer Basics

        Introduction to Microsoft Word

        Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

        Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

        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:  understanding the ribbon, creating and editing documents, formatting and printing documents, and more. 
        Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Word program.


        Location


        Smart Business Resource Center
        1201 Placer Street
        Redding, CA 96001

        Event Fees:


        $ 0.00 Microsoft Word Workshop

        Introduction to Microsoft Excel

        Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

        Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

        Intro to Microsoft Excel

        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 program.


        Location


        Smart Business Resource Center
        1201 Placer Street
        Redding, CA 96001

        Event Fees:


        $ 0.00 Microsoft Excel Workshop

        Navigating the Digital Job Application Process & LinkedIn

        Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 -

        Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

        This workshop will cover:

        • Tips for completing online job applications
        • Overview of Applicant Tracking Systems
        • Tips for taking Situational Judgment Tests
        • Review of sample test questions
        • Setting up a LinkedIn Account 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

          Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

          Friday, Nov 16, 2018 -

          Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm

          5th Annual Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

          November 16, 2018 at the Shasta District Fairgrounds
          9th Grade students from high schools throughout Northern CA
          inspired by hearing and engaging with North State STEM professionals

          We are seeking exhibitors for this event!
          Register at http://bit.ly/exhibitor2018
          Questions? ...contact:
          Heather Kelnhofer, careerday@shastacoe.org or 530.242.7636
          or Chris Dell, cdell@shastacoe.org or 530.225.0245

          Save the Date flyer 2018 Exhibitor Recruitment

          Location


          Shasta District Fairgrounds

          , 96007

          Event Fees:


        • Computer Basics - Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

          Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 -

          Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

          Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

          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.

          Location


          Smart Business Resource Center
          1201 Placer Street
          Redding, CA 96001

          Event Fees:


          $ 0.00 Computer Basics

          Introduction to Microsoft Word

          Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

          Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

          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:  understanding the ribbon, creating and editing documents, formatting and printing documents, and more. 
          Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Word program.


          Location


          Smart Business Resource Center
          1201 Placer Street
          Redding, CA 96001

          Event Fees:


          $ 0.00 Microsoft Word Workshop

          Introduction to Microsoft Excel

          Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

          Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

          Intro to Microsoft Excel

          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 program.


          Location


          Smart Business Resource Center
          1201 Placer Street
          Redding, CA 96001

          Event Fees:


          $ 0.00 Microsoft Excel Workshop

          Navigating the Digital Job Application Process & LinkedIn

          Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 -

          Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

          This workshop will cover:

          • Tips for completing online job applications
          • Overview of Applicant Tracking Systems
          • Tips for taking Situational Judgment Tests
          • Review of sample test questions
          • Setting up a LinkedIn Account 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

            Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

            Friday, Nov 16, 2018 -

            Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm

            5th Annual Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

            November 16, 2018 at the Shasta District Fairgrounds
            9th Grade students from high schools throughout Northern CA
            inspired by hearing and engaging with North State STEM professionals

            We are seeking exhibitors for this event!
            Register at http://bit.ly/exhibitor2018
            Questions? ...contact:
            Heather Kelnhofer, careerday@shastacoe.org or 530.242.7636
            or Chris Dell, cdell@shastacoe.org or 530.225.0245

            Save the Date flyer 2018 Exhibitor Recruitment

            Location


            Shasta District Fairgrounds

            , 96007

            Event Fees:


          • Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

            5th Annual Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

            November 16, 2018 at ...

          • Computer Basics - Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

            Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 -

            Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

            Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

            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.

            Location


            Smart Business Resource Center
            1201 Placer Street
            Redding, CA 96001

            Event Fees:


            $ 0.00 Computer Basics

            Introduction to Microsoft Word

            Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

            Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

            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:  understanding the ribbon, creating and editing documents, formatting and printing documents, and more. 
            Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Word program.


            Location


            Smart Business Resource Center
            1201 Placer Street
            Redding, CA 96001

            Event Fees:


            $ 0.00 Microsoft Word Workshop

            Introduction to Microsoft Excel

            Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

            Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

            Intro to Microsoft Excel

            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 program.


            Location


            Smart Business Resource Center
            1201 Placer Street
            Redding, CA 96001

            Event Fees:


            $ 0.00 Microsoft Excel Workshop

            Navigating the Digital Job Application Process & LinkedIn

            Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 -

            Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

            This workshop will cover:

            • Tips for completing online job applications
            • Overview of Applicant Tracking Systems
            • Tips for taking Situational Judgment Tests
            • Review of sample test questions
            • Setting up a LinkedIn Account 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

            Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

            Friday, Nov 16, 2018 -

            Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm

            5th Annual Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

            November 16, 2018 at the Shasta District Fairgrounds
            9th Grade students from high schools throughout Northern CA
            inspired by hearing and engaging with North State STEM professionals

            We are seeking exhibitors for this event!
            Register at http://bit.ly/exhibitor2018
            Questions? ...contact:
            Heather Kelnhofer, careerday@shastacoe.org or 530.242.7636
            or Chris Dell, cdell@shastacoe.org or 530.225.0245

            Save the Date flyer 2018 Exhibitor Recruitment

            Location


            Shasta District Fairgrounds

            , 96007

            Event Fees:


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