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Lifelong Learning at  Sullivan Center Greenville County Schools   206 Wilkins Street Greenville, SC 29605 (864) 355-6088 FAX: (864) 355-6077 Tuesday, July 29, 2014
 

What is WorkKeys?

Lifelong Learning offers classes to prepare for the WorkKeys Test.

Schedule of Preparation Classes and Testing Dates

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WorkKeys is an employment skills assessment system.  Employers use WorkKeys to measure workplace skills of employees and job applicants.  Schools and colleges also use WorkKeys to prepare students for the workplace.

WorkKeys is made up of several assessment tests that measure different kinds of employment-related skills. Three assessments demonstrate basic skills:

Why Should I Take WorkKeys?

Taking these three  WorkKeys assessments demonstrates for employers that you have the basic math and reading skills to be productive employees.  Because of this, more and more employers in South Carolina are recognizing and/or using WorkKeys as part of their hiring process.

Will I Earn a Certificate?

You can earn the WorkReady SC Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) by taking these three assessments and scoring at least a “3” on each.  The nationally recognized CRC certifies that you are WorkReady to employers.  Being ready for work is very important to employers when they seek to hire new employees.

Score of 3
Bronze Certificate
Certifies that you have the basic skills for 30% of the jobs in the U.S. To earn a Bronze Certificate, you must score at least a “3” on all three assessments.

Score of 4
Silver Certificate
Certifies that you have the basic skills for 65% of the jobs in the U.S. To earn a Silver Certificate, you must score at least a "4" on all three assessments. 
Score of 5
Gold Certificate

Certifies that you have the basic skills for 90% of the jobs in the U.S. To earn a Gold Certificate, you must score at least a “5” on all three assessments.
Score of 6 or 7
Platinum Certificate

Certifies that you have the basic skills for 99% of the jobs in the U.S. To earn a Platinum Certificate, you must score at least a "6" all three assessments.      

Higher scores mean that you are capable of performing a wider set of employment positions.

National Certificate FAQs

Do you have a computer with internet access? You can work in Career 101.

What is Career 101?

Career 101 is a self-paced, self-directed computer software program that helps you assess your skill level before you take WorkKeys  assessments.  It was created as a tool to teach the concepts and build the skills needed to earn the score you seek on your WorkKeys  assessments.

Why Should I Use Career 101 Before Taking WorkKeys?

Career 101 allows you to experience concepts, sample questions, and practice assessments at your own pace before you are in a timed assessment environment.  It is an excellent practice tool that helps you become familiar with the material so you are better prepared to earn the score you want.

It is necessary to register with Lifelong Learning to get a username and password before using the Career 101 website (http://workreadysc.com). Contact Ann Nickles at 864-355-6091.

Over 250 South Carolina Employers Recognize WorkKeys

Upstate employers that recognize WorkKeys:

  • Ascend Performance Materials
  • Ashmore Brothers Inc
  • Atlas Food Systems & Services, Inc.
  • BP Barber
  • Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
  • Bradshaw Automotive Companies
  • BWI
  • Cannon Memorial Hospital
  • Center Manufacturing SC
  • CeramTech NA
  • Champion Aeorspace LLC
  • Cliffstar Corporation
  • CMC South Carolina Steel
  • Community South Bank Trust
  • Confluence Watersports
  • Cooper Power Systems Inc
  • Covidien
  • Cytec Carbon Fibers
  • Divatex Home Fashions
  • Dycos Staffing
  • Eastern Industrial
  • Entron Controls
  • Fabri-Kal
  • Fiberweb
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Fisher Barton SC Inc
  • G E Aviation US
  • GLEAMNS Human Resource Commission
  • Goodwill Industries of the Upstate
  • Grainger
  • Greenville Chamber
  • Greenville County
  • Greenville County EMS
  • Greenville County Schools
  • Greenville Hospital System
  • Honeywell Aerospace
  • ISO Poly Films, Inc
  • ITG Automotive Safety Products
  • Itron
  • Kaiser Aluminum
  • Komatsu America
  • KEMET
  • KS Gleitlager USA Inc
  • MagnaDrive Automotive
  • Manpower, Inc
  • Marketplace Staffing Services
  • Michelin NA
  • Michelin Americas Research & Development Corp
  • Morgan AM&T
  • Nestle USA Inc
  • Nutra Manufacturing Inc
  • Ortec Inc
  • Phillips Staffing
  • Piedmont Plastics
  • Piedmont Technical College
  • Pierburg Inc
  • Proterra
  • PSS Professional Staffing Solutions LLC
  • Recruiting Solutions
  • Roy Metal Finishing Company
  • Ryder
  • School District of Pickens County
  • Sealed Air
  • Self Regional Healthcare
  • Sodexo Healthcare Services @Piedmont Medical Center
  • Southern Weaving Company
  • Standard Motor Products
  • TBMC Inc
  • Tesco Inc
  • The Blood Connection
  • The C F Sauer Company
  • Treblig Inc
  • United Tool & Mold Inc
  • Woven Electronics