Workforce

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.

Workforce Solutions for Career Readiness

A system of assessments and curriculum that build and measure essential workplace skills.

Assessments and skill profiles to help you pinpoint the skills needed to grow your business.

Ensure your students are career ready and boost their employability with the WorkKeys suite.

ACT WorkKeys assessments is a first step toward closing skills gaps and improving workforce quality.

Resources for Workforce Development
 

Workforce Newsletter

"News you can use” about trends, data, services, events, and other information to help you achieve workforce and career goals.

Workforce Toolkit

Updated tools and resources to help you build the economic strength of your community.

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.

 

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

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…”

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