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Work Keys Service Center

WorkKeys is a job skills assessment that assists companies in setting skills standards for current positions, making better hiring decisions for future employees, training, developing and retaining a high-performance workforce.

Developed by ACT, a national organization well known as a leader in education assessment and workforce development services, WorkKeys is widely used throughout the United States. Over the past decade, ACT has completed thousands of job task and skill profiles for small, medium and large companies. ACT WorkKeys has assisted numerous individuals in high schools, colleges, professional associations, businesses, and government agencies build their skills and develop successful career pathways.

Successful completions of ACT WorkKeys assessments in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information can lead to earning ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate, a portable credential earned by more than one million individuals across the US.

The Work Keys system includes:

  • Job Profiling:

    Identifies the skills required for successful job performance in eight fundamental workplace skills;
  • Assessment:

    Assesses an individual’s job skill levels in any or all of the eight skill areas;
  • Instructional Support:

    Provides targets of instruction to help the development of training solutions for skill building.
May 31, 2016
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