What is WorkKeys?

WorkKeys is an ACT assessment which is administered to all North Carolina 12th grade CTE completers.  A CTE completer is a student who has taken at least four courses in a Career Cluster. WorkKeys test measure “real world” skills that are critical to job success. These skills are essential to any occupation, skilled or professional, at any level of education and in any industry. CTE Completers take the following three WorkKeys test:

  • Workplace Documents

  • Applied Mathematics

  • Graphic Literacy

By taking the WorkKeys tests, students can earn a State Career Readiness Certificate (CRC), as well as a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). CRC’s and NCRC’s are awarded at four different levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. For questions on whether your child is eligible to take the WorkKeys test, please contact your school CTE Facilitator.

Click this link to learn how to register your WorkKeys certificate:  Activating Your WorkKeys Account.

WorkKeys Sample Questions

Work Ready Communities   Iredell County is a certified Work Ready Community


Career Pathway Readiness

Students and Job seekers who’ve taken the ACT® WorkKeys test and/or earned the National Career Readiness Certificate® (NCRC®) can compare their scores to the benchmark scores displayed in the report for various career clusters, within different educational levels