NWPA LWIA and WorkKeys®

WorkKeys®, developed by ACT®, measures the skills that are crucial for job success. Over 17,000 occupations have been profiled to identify the skills needed to learn and perform on the job.

WorkKeys® with NWPA-WIA

WorkKeys® Assessments are Available for 10 Skill Areas:

• Applied Mathematics

• Reading for Information
• Locating Information
• Teamwork
• Workplace Observation
• Applied Technology
• Observation
• Listening
• Business Writing
• Writing


In Northwest Pennsylvania, Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information are core components because they measure the skills valuable for any occupation and seen by employers as crucial basic skills. Successful completion in all three assessments will result in a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).

National Career Readiness Certificate

WorkKeys® with NWPA-WIA

The certificate is endorsed by the Northwest Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board.The National Career Readiness Certificate is awarded on four levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Each level of certificate builds upon the previous and provides a snapshot of the recipients’ capabilities.

National Career Readiness Certificate







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