What is WorkKeys?
Lifelong Learning offers classes to prepare
for the WorkKeys Test.
Preparation Classes and Testing Dates
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:
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Should I Take WorkKeys®?
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.
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
|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
|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.
|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
|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
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®
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
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
- 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
- Cytec Carbon Fibers
- Divatex Home Fashions
- Dycos Staffing
- Eastern Industrial
- Entron Controls
- First Citizens Bank
- Fisher Barton SC Inc
- G E Aviation US
- GLEAMNS Human Resource Commission
- Goodwill Industries of the Upstate
- Greenville Chamber
- Greenville County
- Greenville County EMS
- Greenville County Schools
- Greenville Hospital System
- Honeywell Aerospace
- ISO Poly Films, Inc
- ITG Automotive Safety Products
- Kaiser Aluminum
- Komatsu America
- 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
- PSS Professional Staffing Solutions LLC
- Recruiting Solutions
- Roy Metal Finishing Company
- 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