Scholarship Selection Process

The selection process consists of these components.


The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is an industry-recognized, portable, evidence-based credential that certifies essential skills needed for workplace success. This test measures “real world” skills that employers believe are critical to job success. Test questions are based on situations in the everyday work world. Individuals earn a bronze, silver, gold, or platinum score based on results of (3) workkeys assessments:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Locating Information
  • Reading for Information

Click here to access WorkKeys website

[KeyTrain - Online Resource]
DMACC wants to provide every resource to help you be successful and perform to your best ability.  Therefore, we will provide access to every student to KeyTrain.  This is an online resource where you can access practice questions, complete pre-tests, and tutorials to help improve your performance on the test. Within 48 hrs of registering for your assessment date, we will provide your username and password to access keytrain and you can begin preparation!

Welding Simulator

The welding simulator evaluates hand-eye coordination. Previous welding experience is not required. There is tremendous data showing those with no welding experience can perform sufficiently on the welding simulator to demonstrate they could be a successful welder. This test will determine if candidates have the natural talent to become a successful welder with training.

Shop Math

Shop math measures basic arithmetic utilizing fractions primarily.  If you haven't worked with fractions recently, consider some practice worksheets.


The final assessment is an interview with DMACC and Vermeer staff. This interview will discuss results from the assessments, and how this training may fit into your career plan. 

Successful Candidates will be contacted by November 17, 2017.