Workforce Solutions

ACT has issued more than 3 million career certificates and profiled more than 20,000 job titles, or 87% of all US job titles projected by 2018.


Building a Better Workforce

Solutions for the real world

Developed with the same knowledge and research expertise responsible for the ACT® test, ACT workforce development assessments and training help lead individuals and businesses to success. 

Our solutions are helping strengthen job readiness and skills development for more than 10 million businesses, government agencies, professional associations, education institutions, and individuals in the United States and internationally.

How do we do it?

Workforce Solutions helps meet the job profiles of today and tomorrow by measuring real world “hard” and “soft” skills,fixing and fine-tuning skillsets, and certifying foundational job readiness. Our offerings include:

  • Job Profiling—a process for defining the skills required for success on the job to help identify specific workforce needs, and then linking those skill levels to WorkKeys assessments
  • Career Curriculum—a comprehensive interactive training curriculum that helps develop and improve workplace skills
  • WorkKeys®—a series of assessments that measure real world, "hard" and "soft" skills, helping to ensure individuals have the right skills for the right jobs
  • National Career Readiness Certificate™ (NCRC®)—earned with successful scores on a combination of three WorkKeys assessments, the certificate helps improve the likelihood of job success for applicants and current employess alike

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Ready for Individual Solutions

I want to enhance my workplace skills with Workforce Solutions.

Tools and Resources to Match the Right People to the Right Jobs

Workforce Solutions can help individuals and businesses

ACT has analyzed more than 20,000 jobs to help employers and individuals benchmark, remediate, assess, and certify the skills essential to workplace success in nearly 90 percent of US jobs.


Closing Skills Gaps

Solutions that work

There are skills that affect workplace success, no matter the industry or job. How do we know? Decades of research and expertise. That’s what makes Workforce Solutions the proven way to build a more productive, profitable, and reliable workforce.


Health Care

Finding quality health care workers

How can you efficiently hire and promote the right people? Workforce Solutions can help you find the candidates best suited for the demands of working in health care.



Discovering candidates ready for manufacturing work

You know that without the right skills, a worker can be a safety risk and a financial burden. Workforce Solutions has tools and resources to help can help you cut through the clutter to find the right people for the job.


Energy Services

Selecting highly skilled workers for the energy services industry

A resume, application, and interview don’t always give a good enough indication of someone’s fit for your line of work. Workforce Solutions makes it easier to identify the best candidates for work in the energy services industry.



Helping job seekers stand out to employers

Employers and job seekers depend on you for their success. And when they thrive, you thrive. Workforce Solutions improves outcomes for employers and employees alike, which in turn benefits your business.


Postsecondary Institutions

Improving students' employability

With Workforce Solutions, you can help students measure and certify their workplace skills, and provide training to develop skillsets—including the soft skills valued by employers across jobs and industries.  


Career Seekers

Finding work faster

Time is money. Every day without work is another day without a paycheck, but it’s hard to stand out to employers with so many applicants out there. Workforce Solutions can help you find work faster.


College Students

Enhancing employability

You’ve put a lot of time and effort into furthering your education, but it can be difficult to stand out to employers and get hired. Recognized by thousands of employers nationwide, WorkKeys can give you an edge and help you find work faster.


Mandatory Test Takers

Proving you have what it takes

So, you’re required to take WorkKeys assessments. Now what? The assessments can help you measure your workplace skills and earn a National Career Readiness Certificate—which tells employers you have what it takes to succeed.


ACT Work Ready Communities

Creating economic growth

Workforce Solutions is helping  counties, states, and regions throughout the nation build a more productive workforce and encourage economic growth through the ACT Work Ready Communities (WRC) initiative.


Backing It Up with Research

What sets Workforce Solutions apart

ACT has tracked workforce skill needs for more than 20 years while compiling the world’s most extensive job skills database. Our research evaluates the role of skills in today’s job market and the growing importance they play in workplace success.



Job Profiling

Skills Training

Career Curriculum



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Certifying workplace skills