WorkKeys is a system used nationwide for assessing and teaching workplace skills. WorkKeys is a series of assessments that measure real-world "hard" and "soft" skills, helping to ensure individuals have the right skills for jobs. It is designed to ensure that the right people are staffing positions in your company. Based on WorkKeys scores in the areas of Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information, an individual may qualify for a North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) at a Bronze, Silver, or Gold level. For more information on the CRC, visit www.crcnc.com.

What is the value of holding a CRC?

The CRC is a value added credential that promotes skill attainment for the individual and confirms to employers that an individual possesses basic workplace skills in reading, applied math, and locating information—skills required by 85% of all jobs. The Career Readiness Certification (CRC) is an assessment-based credential that gives employers and career seekers a uniform measure of key workplace skills.

Why do I need to take the WorkKeys tests?

Many industries use the scores as part of the selection process for open jobs or for promotion purposes. You would take the WorkKeys test to meet the company’s requirement.

Costs

Applied Math $15.00
Locating Information $15.00
Reading for Information $15.00
The Applied Math, Locating Information, and Reading for Information are needed for a Career Readiness Certificate. Combined total for these 3 tests are $45.00.
Applied Technology $15.00
Workplace Observation $25.00
Business Writing $25.00

To take a test:

  • Purchase the tests that you would like to take from the Business Office, located in the Brooks Center, on the Davidson Campus or from the Business Office, located in the Administrative building, on the Davie Campus. The Business Office hours are 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday. You can purchase a test and take the test on the same day or at another time.
  • Bring Photo ID
  • Take receipt to Learning Commons on the Davidson or Davie campus and check in at Desk. 

For more information about the Career Readiness Certificate, WorkKeys, and to take practice tests, please check out the following links:

www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/workforce-solutions/act-workkeys.html

www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/NCRC-CareerSeekersBrochure.pdf

www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/NCRC_Employer_Brochure.pdf

Testing Center Hours (Davidson Campus)
Grady Edward Love Learning Resource Center
Monday 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Testing Center Hours (Davie Campus)
Library
Monday–Wednesday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

Hours may change during holidays and when classes are not in session.

ACT WorkKeys Contact
Anna Hinkle 
Anna_Hinkle@DavidsonCCC.edu

336-249-8186, ext. 6474 or 336-224-4550 (Davidson Campus)
336-224-4525 (Davie Campus)

Learning Commons Contact
1st Floor, Grady Edward Love Building
336-249-8186, ext. 6787
Text questions to 336-310-1664
LearningCommons@DavidsonCCC.edu