Chris Manheim, President of Manheim Solutions, Inc., has recently been appointed to the Illinois NCRC Advocates “Skill Up Illinois’ Workforce” Steering Committee. The WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate is now earned by every graduating high school student across Illinois thanks to the work of Illinois NCRC Advocates. The Steering Committee consists of members from manufacturing, higher education and other businesses from across Illinois.
Every employer now has a national benchmark that measures the core skills: Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information. The skill levels are identified as Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum certificates. For example, the holder of a Silver Certificate has the foundational skills necessary for most jobs.
Other members of the Steering Committee are:
Alex Gromad, Southern Illinois Carpenters Joint Apprentice, Belleville
Barbara Tartaglione, West Suburban Jobs Council,Naperville
Carol DePue, District U-46/Northern Kane CTE System, Elgin
Chris Manheim, Manheim Solutions, Inc., Elgin
Dan Kreidler, Joliet Junior College, Joliet
Lesa Norris, Waubonsee Community College, Aurora
Lorie McDonald, Education for Employment #330, Champaign
Mary Ann Cervinka Arrow Gear Company, Downers Grove
MaryBeth Marshall, DuPage Workforce Board, Lisle
Paige Vanderhyden, Joliet Junior College, Joliet
Paul Luebbert, Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield
Pat Hayes, Fabric Images, Elgin