Career Pathways Start Here

ACT’s workforce solutions help people build their skills and establish portable credentials for career pathways that are based on industry competency models created by the U.S. Department of Labor. These models help promote an understanding of the skill sets and competencies essential to educate and develop a globally competitive workforce. Our workforce development solutions closely align to the competencies identified for industry sectors.

ACT works with associations and advocacy organizations representing the needs of industry sectors to develop a national skills credentialing system.



Learn more about our industry partners

Part of the Work Readiness System

  • ACT PRO
  • WorkKeys
  • National Career Readiness Certificate

Industry Competency Models

The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored the development of industry competency models to help promote an understanding of the skill sets and competencies essential to educate and train a globally competitive workforce.

Learn more about Industry Competency Models by visiting www.careeronestop.org. (Opens new window.)

Industry Competency Models have been created for the following industries:
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Automation
  • Bioscience
  • Construction-Heavy
  • Construction-Residential
  • Energy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality/Hotel and Lodging
  • Information Technology
  • Long-term Care, Supports, and Services
  • Mechatronics
  • Retail
  • Transportation
  • Water Sector