ACT® WorkKeys® Curriculum and National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

ACT® WorkKeys® Curriculum and National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

ACT WorkKeys Curriculum:

This curriculum will help participants build essential skills used in the workplace. It consists of three courses; Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents. Each course begins with a placement quiz to determine a recommended lesson level to match a participant’s current ability. Coursework is expected to be completed independently and the online platform is equipped with tools to help participants stay on track. For convenience and ease of use, the program can be accessed through a computer, tablet, or mobile device with a modern browser. The lessons in the coursework will help prepare participants for the ACT WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) Assessments that is taken at the end of the WorkReadyNH Course.

WorkKeys® Assessments and NCRC:

Subsequent to the last day of the Soft Skills Course, you will take the WorkKeys® Assessments in Applied Mathematics, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents. You will receive a WorkKeys® Assessments Test Prep Booklet at the beginning of the course. In addition, an online demo of the WorkKeys® Assessments will be presented in class. Successful completion of the WorkKeys® Assessments leads to a National Career Readiness Certificate® (NCRC).

Course Descriptions

WorkKeys® Applied Mathematics Course

The Applied Mathematics Course involves applying mathematical reasoning and problem-solving techniques to workplace situations; emphasizes the application of these skills to real-world situations; and reviews the basic concepts of mathematical operations including money, measurement and time.

WorkKeys® Workplace Documents Course

The Workplace Documents Course involves reading and understanding common workplace documents (letters, manuals, procedures, memos), and examines the essential aspects of understanding and applying information given in practical situations. The Workplace Documents Course includes dozens of sample workplace documents that increase in length, detail, and difficulty of understanding as the course progresses. All exercises are based on realistic work situations.

WorkKeys® Graphic Literacy Course

Graphs and other visuals are often used in the workplace to convey and compare information. Some examples are graphs and charts to show sales and costs, instructions in a flow-chart, machinery with gauges and meters that show measurements like speed and fuel, and tables for chemical use.  The Graphic Literacy Course provides training on how to read and interpret visuals quickly and efficiently.