It's called the Work Keys exam and it tests students on their ability to use applied math, understand workplace documents and correctly use information from charts and graphs. Successfully passed, the test earns a student an ACT National Career Readiness certificate.
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St. James Parish, Louisiana
Jaydon Hamilton spent his entire childhood playing baseball, but something just clicked for him with football once he started high school at West St. John. He was recently honored at a St. John Parish School Board meeting for earning a platinum score on the ACT-WorkKeys.
Think of the high school ACT test and an exam for college-bound students comes to mind. But the organization that puts on the tests also offers one for high school students who plan to go straight into the workforce full time once they graduate.
The St. James Works Leadership Team is excited to share the progress of this endeavor and declare our appreciation to all who have partnered with us to: LINK workforce development to education; ALIGN with the economic development needs of St. James Parish; MATCH individuals to jobs based on skill levels; and DEVELOP St. James Parish into a Work Ready Community. Attached is a copy of the Summer 2018 St. James Works Newsletter. This provides an update on the St. James Parish initiative to become a certified ACT Work Ready Community. The Fall 2017 Newsletter is also attached for those not on the original distribution list.
South Central Planning and Development Commission in partnership
with St. James Works received a grant funded under LED Workforce
Development/Capacity Building Grant Program.
St. James Parish- ACT Work Ready Communities (Welding) 2-22-17