ACT WorkKeys Solutions for Employers

Find the Best Candidates and Upskill Your Employees

How ACT WorkKeys Benefits Employers

ACT WorkKeys is a system of assessments and curriculum that build and measure essential workplace skills that can affect your employees' job performance and increase opportunities for career changes and advancement. By completing the assessments, individuals can earn the National Career Readiness Certificate® (NCRC) — the nation’s most recognized work readiness credential. Issued at four levels of achievement, the NCRC measures and certifies the essential work skills needed for success in jobs across industries and occupations.

Lower Employee Turnover
Reduce Hiring Costs and Improve Performance
Gain More Qualified Applicants
Increase Hiring Effectiveness

Pinpoint the Skills Needed to Grow Your Business


Help employees build essential skills needed for learning, personal development, and effective job performance with the ACT WorkKeys Curriculum.


Measure learner's career-relevant skills for success in the workplace with WorkKeys Assessments.


Require or recommend from your applicants the nationally recognized WorkKeys NCRC credential and tap into your area’s most qualified labor pool.

Job Profiling

Analyze specific job tasks and link required skill levels to pinpoint benchmarks for training with ACT WorkKeys Job Profiling.

2024 ACT Workforce Summit

A Gathering of Workforce Development Leaders

The  ACT Workforce Summit is a one-of-a-kind annual event that attracts leaders in workforce and economic development, secondary and postsecondary education, government, and business to connect and learn about the latest trends and strategies in talent and workforce development.

Join us in Atlanta from October 4-6 as we focus on creating credentialed career pathways that supply employers with a reliable talent pipeline. Register by July 19 to receive discounted pricing!

Administer Assessments

WorkKeys Assessments measure foundational skills required for success in the workplace and help measure the workplace skills that can affect job performance.

Individuals who successfully complete the three WorkKeys assessments—Applied MathGraphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents—earn the WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate® (WorkKeys NCRC®), a valuable credential for students and job seekers seeking to verify foundational workplace skills. ACT WorkKeys also offers additional assessments to measure interests, values, and behaviors that can lead to greater job satisfaction.

Purchase Curriculum for Employee Training

Upskill and Reskill Your People

ACT has been working to improve career readiness and close the skills gap for more than 60 years. WorkKeys® Curriculum is a proven tool for helping individuals acquire skills critical to workplace success. Ensure your employees build the essential, career-relevant skills needed for learning, personal development, and effective job performance. It’s the only curriculum built from the ground up to align with WorkKeys® Assessments and the WorkKeys NCRC.

Match Skills to Jobs

Identify the Skills Required for Your Job

Determining which people are the best fit for your jobs, or which employees are top candidates for job-specific training, can be challenging. WorkKeys® Profiling analyzes specific job tasks and links the required skill level with the WorkKeys Assessments to pinpoint benchmarks for hiring, recruiting, advancement, and training. The job profiling process tells you which WorkKeys tests and test scores relate to your most in-demand jobs. Customize your use of WorkKeys by conducting and receiving a WorkKeys Job Profile.

Hire the Best Applicants

The WorkKeys NCRC® is an assessment-based credential that measures and certifies essential work skills needed for success in jobs across industries and occupations.

This credential is awarded at four levels and verifies skills proficiency in:

  • Problem solving and critical thinking
  • Reading and using work-related text
  • Applying information from workplace documents to solve problems
  • Applying mathematical reasoning to work-related problems
  • Setting up and performing work-related mathematical calculations
  • Locating, synthesizing, and applying information that is presented graphically
  • Comparing, summarizing, and analyzing information presented in multiple related graphics

Require or Recommend the NCRC

Job applicants can present you with their NCRC as a part of the application process. When you require or recommend the WorkKeys NCRC from your applicants, you'll tap into your area's most qualified labor pool

How Employers Use ACT WorkKeys to Empower Work-Ready Communities

Employers identify and easily communicate the foundational skills they need for a productive workforce.

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