ACT WorkKeys® Assessments

Helping Drive Business Decisions

"Establishing the criteria for the positions and then having an assessment tool to evaluate everyone fairly and objectively enhances our ability to identify qualified candidates. The WorkKeys® reports also help associates become aware of the steps they can take to improve their proficiency in the specific area assessed."

- Carol Grom, HR Director, Knaack Manufacturing Company

WorkKeys® assessments provide reliable, objective and relevant information about potential and incumbent employees. This information helps businesses make solid decisions about their workforce. From employee selection to employee development, WorkKeys has a variety of assessments that help with screening, selection, training and development to succession planning. Employers using WorkKeys assessments report significant return on investment in turnover, training costs and training time.

National Career Readiness Certification

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is a nationally portable credential for individuals which verifies core employability skills that are valuable across all businesses and industries. The credential offers individuals, employers, and educators a standardized approach to recognizing the universal value of these skills in job success. The certificate recognizes individual skills at four levels: platinum, gold, silver, and bronze.

Employers can become involved by simply recognizing the NCRC when it is presented to them by a potential employee.

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Quantifying Skill Levels

MCC has chosen WorkKeys assessments as the end-of-program assessment required for graduation in many of the career and technical education certificates and degrees. Such assessments evaluate how well the college is preparing graduates for jobs in different occupations.

The state of Illinois has chosen WorkKeys as one of the ways that teacher aides/paraprofessionals can demonstrate knowledge of reading, writing and mathematics, as required by the No Child Left Behind Act. Testing is available year round for anyone wishing to receive the Statement of Approval from Illinois, which shows the school district he is highly qualified. The Statement of Approval provides both state and No Child Left Behind certification.

Tutorials Available

MCC is a licensed provider of Worldwide Interactive Network (WIN), an online tutorial to assist you in improving your scores on the WorkKeys Assessments. See for more information on the benefits of using WIN.