What is WorkKeys?
WorkKeys is an ACT assessment that is administered to all North Carolina 12th grade CTE completers. A CTE completer is a student who has taken at least four courses in a Career Cluster. WorkKeys test measure "real world" skills that are critical to job success. These skills are essential to any occupation, skilled or professional, at any level of education and in any industry. CTE Completers take the following three WorkKeys test:
- Workplace Documents
- Applied Mathematics
- Graphic Literacy
By taking the WorkKeys tests, students can earn a State Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) and a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). CRC's and NCRC's are awarded at four different levels: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. For questions on whether your child is eligible to take the WorkKeys test, please contact your school CTE Facilitator.
For more information, please see attached ACT Workkeys Quick Start Guide.