top of page

ACT WorkKeys

Orange County Workforce Development Board, in partnership with the County of Orange, is pleased to offer ACT WorkKeys Curriculum. This is a proven tool for helping individuals acquire skills critical to workplace success.

About the Curriculum

ACT has been working to understand and improve college and career readiness for more than 50 years. When you use ACT WorkKeys Curriculum, you are enhancing your cognitive foundational skills required for success in the workplace.

ACT WorkKeys Curriculum is easily accessed from any computer, tablet, or mobile device with a browser. No apps to install. No plugins necessary. It’s that simple.


ACT WorkKeys Curriculum

ACT WorkKeys Curriculum helps individuals build the essential career-relevant skills needed for learning, personal development and effective job performance. It’s the only curriculum built from the ground up to align with the WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate® assessments.

The courses are delivered via a personalized, mobile-based learning management system. The platform delivers a meaningful learning experience and provides users with a customized study schedule and detailed instructional content.


Discover the benefits:

  • Efficient for teachers and students

  • Addresses individual learning styles

  • Systematic learning

  • Convenient

Courses available:

  • Applied Math: Builds the ability to apply mathematic principles to problems encountered in the workplace

  • Graphic Literacy: Builds the ability to find, analyze and apply information presented in workplace graphics

  • Workplace Documents: Builds the ability to understand and apply written information presented in the workplace

  • Essential Skills Courses including Customer Service, Working in Teams, Work Discipline, Interpersonal and Business Communication, Problem Solving and Critical Thnking



System Requirements

ACT WorkKeys Curriculum is a completely web-based program that doesn't need to be downloaded to a computer. It runs from any of the following web browsers via Windows or Mac:

  • Google Chrome (recommended)

  • Safari

  • Firefox 

  • Internet Explorer 10+


Note: Support will be provided for the current versions (and previous two) of Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.


ACT WorkKeys assessments evaluate both hard and soft skills, which:

  • Determine your skills levels achieved

  • Identify areas for improvement

  • Match skills levels to specific job requirements

  • Demonstrate to employers that you have the skills needed for workplace success

Based on data from more than 22,000 job profiles, ACT has identified three foundational skills that are essential to success in most jobs. These three core skill assessments also form the basis for earning the WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC):


  • Applied Math

  • Graphic Literacy

  • Workplace Documents

To learn more about how ACT® WORKKEYS® ASSESSMENTS can work for you:


“I took my ACT WorkKeys tests before I even got hired. I was Gold certified. I think it made employers notice me. It’s a good test that shows your capability in certain areas, and I think it really helps a company determine which employees have a skill set needed to hire for the optimal position.” 


“I learned that I’m smarter than I gave myself credit for. It made me a better person and gave me confidence.”







An error occurred. Try again later

Thank you for your interest! A representative will reach out to you with further instructions.

bottom of page