ACT WorkKeys will be given free of charge to all North Carolina students who plan to graduate this school year AND are Career and Technical Education (CTE) concentrators. WorkKeys is part of North Carolina’s school accountability program. Students participating have the opportunity to earn a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).ACT WorkKeys assessments are designed to measure students' career readiness as they prepare to enter college and the workforce by assessing their abilities in three core areas: Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for Information. Students' performance in these areas is meant to demonstrate their abilities to potential employers through the use of standardized, quantitative metrics. There are four certification levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze.
Bronze level signifies that a recipient scored at least a level 3 in each of the three core areas and has the necessary foundational skills for 16% of the jobs in the WorkKeys database
Silver level signifies that a recipient scored at least a level 4 in each of the three core areas and has the necessary foundational skills for 67% of the jobs in the WorkKeys database
Gold level signifies that a recipient scored at least a level 5 in each of the three core areas and has the necessary foundational skills for 93% of the jobs in the WorkKeys database
Platinum level signifies that a recipient scored at least a level 6 in each of the three core areas and has the necessary foundational skills for 99% of the jobs in the WorkKeys database
ACT WorkKeys has helped millions of people in high schools, colleges, professional associations, businesses, and government agencies build their skills to increase global competitiveness and develop successful career pathways.More information HERE!Mrs. Glover's WorkKeys Top 10:
- WorkKeys is a part of our school’s accountability model as required by North Carolina.
- The state requires students to participate in WorkKeys who will graduate this school year AND are or will be CTE concentrators.
- NC selects this population simply because the state cannot afford to test all potential graduates.
- A CTE concentrator is a student who has four or more Career & Technical Education credits in a career cluster. (Click HERE for more info on career clusters.)
- These assessments measure students' current skills in Applied Math, Locating Information, and Reading For Information.
- Check out career profiles for what score is needed in each area: http://profiles.keytrain.com/profile_search
- This is not a CTE test.
- It is not a pass/fail test.
- Students have the opportunity to earn National Career Readiness Certificates at the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum level. (The state is looking for Silver and Above.)
- These certificates are portable, evidence-based credentials that help students show they possess essential skills for success in education and the workplace.
- Students are to report to their assigned location by 7:15 am on their designated day.
- It will last through 1st and 2nd blocks.
- Students can prepare: