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Washington County Maryland WorkKeys Initiative

Washington County Maryland WorkKeys Initiative

Washington County is striving to earn ACT’s Work Ready Community designation. This designation will empower Washington County Md data, processes and tools that drive economic growth. Participants are leveraging the ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® (NCRC®) to measure and close the skills gap — and building common frameworks that link, align and match their workforce development efforts.

What is the ACT WorkKeys® Initiative?

WorkKeys is a system of assessments, curriculum, and skills profiling that build and measure essential workplace skills that can affect job performance and increase opportunities for career changes and advancement. Additionally, WorkKeys can be used to develop and evaluate training and educational needs; thereby, further creating a more effective and efficient workforce.

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The WorkKeys System Is A Four-Part System, Which Consists Of:

Curriculum


The WorkKeys curriculum are the only courses linked to current occupational information and WorkKeys Assessment skills areas. The courses supporting the skills development needed to obtain the ACT...

The WorkKeys curriculum are the only courses linked to current occupational information and WorkKeys Assessment skills areas. The courses supporting the skills development needed to obtain the ACT...

Assessment


Measures the current skills of individuals in three key areas: Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, Workplace Documents

Measures the current skills of individuals in three key areas: Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, Workplace Documents

National Career Readiness Certificate


The ACT WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT WorkKeys® NCRC) is an assessment-based credential issued at four levels. The NCRC measures and certifies the essential work...

The ACT WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT WorkKeys® NCRC) is an assessment-based credential issued at four levels. The NCRC measures and certifies the essential work...

Job Profiling


The ACT WorkKeys® job profiling method links job tasks with ACT WorkKeys® assessments to pinpoint benchmarks for hiring, recruiting, advancement, and training. ACT job profiling takes a...

The ACT WorkKeys® job profiling method links job tasks with ACT WorkKeys® assessments to pinpoint benchmarks for hiring, recruiting, advancement, and training. ACT job profiling takes a...

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Need some prep before taking the test?

WorkKeys Prep

This course prepares the student to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate by achieving a Silver level on the WorkKeys assessment. Students will meet in HCC's Learning Support Center to learn about WorkKeys and will complete a pre-test assessment. With the scores earned students will be assigned lessons on Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents. The lessons are delivered via a personalized, mobile-based learning management system. The platform delivers a meaningful learning experience and provides a customized study schedule and detailed instructional content. Students completing of 30 hours of test prep (at level 4 or higher) will receive a 50 percent discount on the WorkKeys assessment taken in the HCC Testing Center.

Fee: $22 Registration Fee: $8