Individuals are entering the workforce without the skills employers need. WorkKeys is a first step toward closing skills gaps and improving workforce quality.
Supported by data from more than 20,000 job skills profiles and rooted in decades of workplace research, WorkKeys assessments are based on situations in the everyday working world. The assessments measure “hard” and “soft” skills, helping:
- Individuals—from career seekers to longtime employees—measure their skills and advance their career goals
- Educators from high school through college ensure their students are ready for career success
- Employers find, hire, and develop quality talent
- Workforce and economic developers prepare their workforce to attract and maintain business and industry
- Industry associations and advocacy organizations develop valuable skills credentialing systems for a more productive, reliable and profitable workforce
Successful completion of three WorkKeys assessments—Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information—can help an individual earn the National Career Readiness Certificate™ (NCRC®), a portable credential that documents essential work skills. More than 3 million NCRCs have been issued across the United States.