• National Work Readiness Council

    Building work ready communities through 

    advocacy and outreach

  • Taking collaborative action to transform and empower America's workforce

  • Advancing a common language between job seekers and job creators with the O*NET Content Model Framework

What is NWRC?

The National Work Readiness Council is a national nonprofit workforce development, training, and advocacy organization formed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce whose focus is defining the skills needed by workers across all industries to ensure that the workforce is equipped with the necessary knowledge and abilities to meet the demands of the ever-changing job market. The National Work Readiness Council seeks to identify skill gaps and partners with educational training providers to bridge those gaps. This enables employers to hire the right people with the required skills, leading to better job performance and increased productivity. Our partner providers also help workers identify potential career paths and make informed decisions about their education and training. Overall, validating the skills needed by workers across industries is crucial for maintaining a competent and adaptable workforce that can thrive in a dynamic job market.

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Researching and identifying the skills most in-demand by employers

How do we define work readiness?

It is important to cultivate a common language around workplace skills as it allows for better communication and understanding among workers and employers. Because the O*NET Database is the nation's primary source of occupational information, the NWRC has turned to O*NET to best understand the rapidly changing nature and future of work and the skills needed for the workforce to succeed.

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