WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a high-performance workforce.
The National Career Readiness System Benefits Economic Development Efforts
Establishing strategies that create jobs and raise wage rates is the primary mission of economic development. Information generated by adopting the National Career Readiness System helps states and regions fulfill this mission by:
- Documenting workforce quality for relocating and expanding businesses.
- Providing local businesses with a better-trained workforce.
- Helping employers plan and address existing and future employment needs.
The availability of skilled labor is becoming a major factor that helps business executives
and economic development consultants identify the best locations for expansion and
Information generated by the National Career Readiness Certificate represents a unique source of objective data describing workforce skills. This makes it a powerful component in strategic planning and marketing activities at the state, regional, or local levels.
About The Certificate
The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is an industry-recognized, portable,
evidence-based credential that certifies essential skills needed for workplace success.
This credential is used across all sectors of the economy and verifies the following cognitive skills:
- Problem solving
- Critical thinking
- Reading and using work-related text
- Applying information from workplace documents to solve problems
- Applying mathematical reasoning to work-related problems
- Setting up and performing work-related mathematical calculations
- Locating, synthesizing, and applying information that is presented graphically
- Comparing, summarizing, and analyzing information presented in multiple related graphics
Individuals can earn the NCRC by taking three WorkKeys assessments:
- Applied Mathematics
- Locating Information
- Reading for Information
WorkKeys assessments measure real world skills that employers believe are critical
to job success. Test questions are based on situations in the everyday work world.
Learn more about the ACT WorkKeys system visit. This site also provides sample questions and an overview of each test.
Call (270) 534-3335 or come to Room 133 of the Emerging Technology Center to set up a test date.