Employer Toolkit

Occupational Profiles By Industry Sector

ACT has aggregated national job profile Work Keys data by common occupations in high demand industry clusters.
This information should be used only as a guide.

Verify A Certificate

If the individual has made their ACT WorkKeys NCRC information searchable for an employer, you may verify the level with ACT. To verify the ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT WorkKeys NCRC) level of potential or current employees, enter the registration number here. The ACT WorkKeys NCRC registration number may be found on the front of the certificate as shown below:

Enter Certificate ID

Browse the WorkKeys Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents required for more than 400 different jobs.

Occupational Skill Level Info

Browse the Occupational profiles to better understand the alignment between WorkKeys scores and occupational profiles.

Employer's Handbook

This handbook is designed to help you maximize the benefits of the program. It offers guidance to enhance your knowledge of the credential and describes processes that will accelerate program implementation. Download The Handbook

ACT Research Reports On Work Readiness

This series of reports evaluates the work readiness of the US population based on ACT's analysis of the skill needs in America's top jobs and industries.

A Better Measure of the Skills Gap
The Condition of Work Readiness in the United States
Work Readiness Standards and Benchmarks

Employer Directory

Find out which organizations are using ACT WorkKeys NCRC to pinpoint applicants with essential, verifiable workplace skills.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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"Being A Work Ready Community Champion allows the ease of hiring the best people, and trust what you hired them to do. It allows me to help match the employees to jobs based on verified skill levels. Finding the candidate who possesses the proper trade skill through the ACT Work Ready Program reduces the overall recruiting, onboarding and training cost. It’s a win-win for all involved."

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Director of Human Resources
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This website reports the ACT® WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificates earned at the county and state level and the progress being made by those participating states and counties in the ACT Work Ready Community initiative. This site only represents data stored in the ACT RegiSTAR™ system, a web-based reporting and management tool for ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificates.


State and national ACT WorkKeys NCRC data runs from January 2006 through , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through , while national job profile data reaches back to 1993. Again, please note that county-level ACT WorkKeys NCRC data collection began in January 2012 for WorkKeys Internet Version, and in July 2012 for pencil and paper assessments. State and national certificate totals include historical data prior to 2012.


WorkKeys® assessments are used across the nation, and many states have built their own Career Readiness Certificates based upon WorkKeys assessment results. You will find an asterisk denoting those states. This website will continue to evolve as the first two rounds of participating states give us feedback on what they would like to see -- and based on your feedback, as well.


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