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Basic Skills Assessments

ACT WorkKeys® Helping You Build a Winning Workforce

Using WorkKeys employers can identify and develop workers for a wide range of skilled jobs.

The WorkKeys® system from ACT helps businesses:

  • cut the cost of recruiting
  • selection
  • hiring
  • turnover
  • training
  • overtime, and
  • downtime

WorkKeys is proven to help you improve employee morale, job satisfaction, teamwork, productivity, and product or service quality.

ACT's standardized WorkKeys skill assessments are administered to your job applicants and/or employees to pinpoint their current skill levels in up to eight critical areas. Your organization then compares the skill levels demonstrated by each test taker to the minimum skill levels required for the jobs.

What skills does WorkKeys measure?

WorkKeys assessments measure the following foundational workplace skills:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Technology
  • Business Writing
  • Listening
  • Locating Information
  • Observation
  • Readiness
  • Reading for Information
  • Teamwork
  • Writing

What kinds of jobs are profiled?

WorkKeys is used for white-collar professional jobs as well as jobs on the shop floor. More than 7,000 unique job titles, ranging from accountant to automotive technician and from welder to webmaster have been profiled and can be accessed through an online database by occupational title.

What companies are using WorkKeys?

Thousands of companies across the United States and Canada have experienced the benefits of WorkKeys in a broad range of high technology, manufacturing, service, and retail environments. We can provide you with a list of satisfied repeat customers from well known companies.

Basic Skills Assessments

  • Reading for Information
  • Locating Information
  • Applied Math
  • Writing
  • Teamwork
  • Listening
  • Observation
  • Customer Service

Assessments can be conducted at our Assessment Center or we can work with your company to bring the assessment tools to you.

For more information or to schedule an assessment contact: Jane G. Kluchka at (262) 564-3402 or kluchkaj@gtc.edu