KeyTrain® and Career Ready 101®
Created in 1997; acquired by ACT in 2010
Job seekers, employees, employers, trainers and educators, and schools
- KeyTrain is the interactive training system for career readiness skills defined by ACT’s WorkKeys® system. The KeyTrain system includes targeted, self-paced instruction and pre- and post-assessments. These components can be used to help individuals learn, practice and demonstrate the skills they need to succeed in the jobs and careers they wish to pursue. Individuals may use KeyTrain to develop their job skills in areas where they may need improvement.
- Career Ready 101 is a comprehensive career training course. It is an integrated approach to exploring careers and their skill requirements, building workplace skills using KeyTrain remediation, and creating life-literacy with such skills as financial awareness and job searching.
Volume/Number of Users
- 2011: 6.6 million lessons
- 2010: 5.6 million lessons
- 2009: 4.3 million lessons
- KeyTrain is available online, on CD-ROM, and in print in English and in Spanish
- KeyTrain includes more than 30,000 pages of curricula and covers all levels of all WorkKeys skills
- KeyTrain curriculum is complemented by diagnostic tools, soft skills curriculum, and a powerful reporting system to form a robust career readiness learning system.
- KeyTrain was originally created by Thinking Media, a Chattanooga-based company started in 1997 by Sheila C. Boyington, P.E., and Dr. Dane R. Boyington as a custom developer of highly technical, customized computer-based training for manufacturing and government agencies. In December of 2010, ACT acquired Thinking Media’s KeyTrain system in a move to incorporate KeyTrain’s curriculum and training offerings into its ACT Work Readiness System.