Mala Burns - Executive Director

Office  (601) 267-7161
Cell      (601) 507-7895

[email protected]

103 Pearl Street
Post Office Box 209
Carthage, MS 39051

Leake County Development Association

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Job Seekers / Students

Job seekers use the National Career Readness Certificate (NCRC) to:

                     Meet Employers Requirements
 
                     Set themselves apart from other candidates

                     Demonstrate competency in their profession

To earn your NCRC, you will need to visit with Debra Hutchins at the Leake County campus of East Central Community College.  You can reach Ms. Hutchins at (601) 298-0723 or by e-mail at [email protected].  East Central Community College is located on the Courthouse Square in Carthage, MS. 

If you are under the age of 18 and interested in obtaining your NCRC, please call Mala Burns at (601) 267-7161, and she will provide you with the information you need to take the WorkKeys assessment. 

ACT WorkKeys is the assessment that measures a persons proficiency in these three area:

                Applied Math

                Workplace Documents

                Graphic Literacy


Successful completion of the ACT WorkKeys assessment will result in a NCRC.  There are four levels of completion:

               Platinum - Is a score of 6 or above on all three tests

               Gold - is a score of 5 or above on all three tests

               Silver - is a score of 4 or above on all three tests

               Bronze - is a score of 3 or above on all three tests




If you are a current NCRC holder and would like to improve your score, please contact Mala Burns (601) 267-7161 to see when the next
tutoring session will be held.