The Governor’s Office of Workforce Development announced the end of the Work Ready Program effective July 1, 2012. The Work Ready Program's 6-year initiative provided over 300,000 citizens of Georgia the opportunity to earn a certificate verifying their skill and knowledge level to potential employers.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College will continue to offer WorkKeys® Assessments.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College recognizes the value of an identified skilled workforce, WorkKeys® Assessments is the exact same testing as was available under the Work Ready Program. WorkKeys® is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a high-performance workforce.
The core assessments include: Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information. Applicants receive their test scores at the end of the testing session. Testing cost is $40 cash for the three core assessments.
Registration is held prior to each testing session. Valid photo identification is required. Admission to testing is on a first come, first served basis. Once all testing slots are filled, the session is closed. All applicants interested in testing are encouraged to arrive early for registration.
- WorkKeys Schedule (PDF)
Re-testing is conducted during the above testing schedule. Re-testing of one assessment is $20; two assessments $30, and three assessments $40.
Applicants scoring a level 3 or higher on each of the three core assessment are eligible to purchase the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). The NCRC may be purchased for $20 by accessing ACT's website at: http://www.act.org/certificate/account.html. Applicants may also allow employers to verify their certificate details on this website.
Special accommodations are available with documentation and must be approved prior to assessment date. Individuals in which English is their second language is allowed to bring use a translation dictionary. For further information, please contact: 706-295-6553.
WorkKeys Assessments measures "real world" skills
that employers believe are critical to job success
Georgia Northwestern Technical College is an authorized WorkKeys® Assessments Provider.