WorkKeys® for Educators

WorkKeys® Career Readiness Assessments, developed by ACT, measures the skills that are crucial for job success. Over 17,000 occupations have been profiled to identify the skills needed to learn and perform on the job.

WorkKeys® assessments are available for ten skill areas:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Reading for Information
  • Locating Information
  • Teamwork
  • Workplace Observation
  • Applied Technology
  • Observation
  • Listening
  • Business Writing
  • Writing

In Central Pennsylvania, Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for Information are core components because they measure the skills valuable for any occupation and seen by employers as crucial basic skills. Successful completion in all three assessments will result in a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).

National Career Readiness Certificate

The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) was introduced in Central Pennsylvania in early 2010. The NCRC is also awarded on the four levels of Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

WorkKeys® is offered in all the Central Pennsylvania CareerLink® locations, and since its inception in 2006, has grown in popularity with local organizations and employers. Click here to meet our Employers.