WorkKeys

WorkKeysWill open new browser window or tab is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop and retain a high-performance workforce. WorkKeys assessments measure "real world" skills that employers believe are critical to job success. This series of tests measures foundational and soft skills and offers specialized assessments to target institutional needs. As part of ACT’s Work Readiness System, 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.

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

ACT's National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)Will open new browser window or tab is a portable credential that demonstrates achievement and a certain level of workplace employability skills in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information. Launched in 2006, today more than 1.7 million certificates have been issued and more than 40 states have statewide or regional certificate programs.

Individuals can earn the NCRC by taking three WorkKeys® assessments:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Locating Information
  • Reading for Information

WorkKeys® Foundational and Soft Skill Assessments

Additional foundational and soft skill assessments are available to help match the skills needed for individual job in the workforce.

Foundational Skill Assessments

  • Applied Technology
  • Business Writing
  • Listening for Understanding
  • Teamwork
  • Workplace Observation

Soft Skill Assessments

  • Fit
  • Performance
  • Talent

WorkKeys Practice Tests

Full-length online WorkKeys practice testsWill open new browser window or tab are available to purchase for $5 each the following WorkKeys assessments:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Technology
  • Locating Information
  • Reading for Information

WorkKeys practice test look and feel like a real WorkKeys test. Individuals receive an estimate of the level score achieved at the end of a practice test. Individuals may review each question and see why the answer he or she chose was correct or not correct prior to selecting "Quit" to end the session.

Call or email BPCC’s Testing Center (testing@bpcc.edu or 318-678-6002) for more information.

WorkKeys BPCC Physical Therapist Assistant Program

WorkKeysWill open new browser window or tab is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop and retain a high-performance workforce. WorkKeys assessments measure "real world" skills that employers believe are critical to job success. This series of tests measures foundational and soft skills and offers specialized assessments to target institutional needs. As part of ACT’s Work Readiness System, 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.

Individuals applying for BPCC’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program are required to submit scores for four WorkKeys assessments along with other Program application forms. These assessments include Listening for Understanding, Locating Information, Reading for Information and Workplace Observation. Carefully review all information about BPCC’s PTA Program including deadlines before you register for WorkKeys assessments.

WorkKeys Practice TestsWill open new browser window or tab are available for Locating Information and Reading for Information. These full-length online WorkKeys practice tests cost $5 each. WorkKeys practice test look and feel like a real WorkKeys test. Individuals receive an estimate of the level score achieved at the end of a practice test. Individuals may review each question and see why the answer he or she chose was correct or not correct prior to selecting "Quit" to end the session.

Call or email BPCC’s Testing Center (testing@bpcc.edu or 318-678-6002) for more information.