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ACT WorkKeys for Employers

Find qualified applicants and reduce costs.

Not all Assessments are Created Equal

ACT® WorkKeys® assessments are the cornerstone of Workforce Solutions and the basis for the National Career Readiness Certificate® (NCRC)—the nation’s most recognized work readiness credential. They are a collection of proctored tests that measure the most important workplace skills affecting an individual’s job performance.

WorkKeys assessments and skill profiles can help you pinpoint the skills needed to grow your business.

ACT WorkKeys Assessments

Learn more about what we test, and why.

Unlike other assessments, WorkKeys assessments don’t simply give an indication of reading and writing competency. Instead they measure a range of hard and soft skills relevant to any occupation, at any level, across industries.

The National Career Readiness Certificate

Nationally certified. Nationally recognized.

Powered by the WorkKeys assessments, the National Career Readiness Certificate® helps individuals prove they possess the skills employers deem essential. The NCRC is a portable credential that helps job seekers and current employees improve their career outcome and succeed in a variety of career pathways.

Learn more about how the NCRC can help you find the best candidates.

Job Profiling

Job profiles identify the skill levels required for an occupation across jobs, companies, or industries. Job profiles can be used to set instructional standards and develop curricula designed to help students meet the skill requirements for occupations.

What’s New with ACT WorkKeys?

We’re excited about the updates to ACT WorkKeys products!

  • Updated content to better reflect today’s job needs
  • Updated platform for increased stability and better user experience
  • Aligned curriculum to better support skill development

How job skills help communities

Career readiness credentials are creating a buzz in education and workforce development because they arm students and job seekers with proof of their real-world skills.

But job seekers aren’t the only group helped by these credentials. They help businesses stay competitive and help communities attract employers.

Learn more about how communities are benefiting from certifying job skills.

ACT Work Ready Communities

ACT Workforce solutions are 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.

Map of Work Ready Communities in the United States

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