The WorkKeys Assessment System is a comprehensive system for measuring, communicating and improving the common skills required for success in the workplace. It allows these skills to be quantitatively assessed in both individual persons and in actual jobs.

Therefore the WorkKeys System can allow you to identify individuals who have the basic skills required to be successful in a given position or career. When properly used, businesses can make hiring and promotion decisions based on WorkKeys with confidence and security. 

Three core assessments are used to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC):

  • WorkKeys Applied Math (formerly Applied Mathematics) - applying mathematical reasoning to work-related problems
  • WorkKeys Workplace Documents (formerly Reading for Information) - comprehending work-related reading materials such as memos, bulletins, policy manuals, and governmental regulations
  • WorkKeys Graphic Literacy (formerly Locating Information) - using information from sources such as diagrams, floor plans, tables, forms, graphs, and charts


A Career Planning System for Students

FOCUS 2 combines self-assessment, career exploration, decision making and action planning in one comprehensive product. Students' assessment results are matched to career options and training needs offered at 21st Century Energy Center. FOCUS 2 guides students through a reliable career decision making model to help them make informed career decisions and take action.