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Job Seekers and Employers

Achieve career goals. Certify essential skills. Build a better workforce.

Individuals, Businesses, and Communities all Have One Goal in Mind: Success.

The ACT WorkKeys® suite improves outcomes for employers and job seekers alike, which in turn benefits your community.

Job Seekers

Boost your career by understanding what skills employers require and how to prepare for career success.


Save time and money by determining what foundational skills are needed for a productive workforce.

Work Ready Communities

Grow your economy by bringing together skilled individuals with employers looking to hire them.

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.

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
  • Join us in Austin, TX for the Workforce Summit November 8-10, 2017!

Certify Your Workplace Skills

The National Career Readiness Certificate™ (NCRC®)  is the skills credential that links job seekers to thousands of employers.  The NCRC gives individuals proof that they possess the skills employers deem essential to workplace success. This improves career outcomes for everyone from people just entering the workforce to longtime employees—and it enhances employers’ hiring, training, and promotion decisions.

BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE - Boost your career potential with sample questions in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for Information.

IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED - There is no penalty for retaking assessments. 

THE NCRC IS A RECOGNIZED STANDARD - Help employers notice you with a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) and discover your potential for success.


Streamlining Employee Screening

“WorkKeys works because it helps businesses find and train the right people, strengthen the applicant pool, increase employee production, get the most from training dollars, and reduce turnover.”

—Chris Waymire
Director of Capacity Building and WorkKeys Services
Tecumseh Area Partnership, Inc.

Share Your Road

Because Everyone Has a Story

Everyone has a story about how they got to where they are today - and every story holds lessons.

Learn more about the partnership and community being developed where professionals who’ve overcome odds can share their stories of college and career success, and where individuals can be inspired to rise above and achieve all they’ve dreamed of!

Related Research & Case Studies


A Better Measure of Skills Gaps

This report proposes a simple definition to describe the increasing mismatch between labor market supply and demand in America and sets forth detailed and specific measures to analyze skills gaps in four major industry sectors.

Preparing Students for Work

“We want to be sure we aren’t just graduating students...We want to be sure that when they leave us, they are college and career ready.”

Helping Job Seekers

“Too many companies have relied on a promote-from-within approach based solely on work history and attendance…”

Related Products



WorkKeys is a comprehensive program that aligns, builds and certifies the skills needed for workplace success.

ACT Career Curriculum


A package of interactive training courses to help build individual and organizational success through workplace skills development.

ACT Engage


Identifies critical, yet overlooked attitudes and behaviors, at Grades 6–9, 10-12, and College levels, that contribute to future success.

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