Across the country, employers, educators, labor organizations and state agencies are working together to ensure that students and employees in their communities are adequately prepared for higher-skill, higher-wage jobs.
WorkKeys is a comprehensive system developed by ACT (formally American College Testing, national leader in educational and career planning and workforce development )for improving the workforce, It can serve as a rallying point for a number of efforts.
Using WorkKeys . . .
Employers can identify and develop workers for a wide range of skilled jobs.
Students and workers can document and advance their employability skills.
Educators can tailor instructional programs to help students acquire the skills employers need.
By contributing to a stronger workforce, WorkKeys helps strengthen the nation's economic health.
Job profiles completed for more than 6,000 jobs, which correspond to about 7,000 commonly held job titles. These job titles represent most of the American workforce
System used in 48 states and across Canada
Approximately 600 authorized WorkKeys job profilers
System implemented in a wide range of high technology, manufacturing, service, and retail environments
Statewide standard for students in Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia
Available through ACT and approximately 225 WorkKeys Service Centers in the United States, plus a network of centers throughout Canada.
For an example of the WorkKeys system in action, click here .