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Alaska Career Ready

Alaskan employers use resumes, performance summaries, transcripts of educational achievements, references and other work related experience to measure a candidate’s qualifications and job skills. A way to demonstrate to the employer that a person has obtained the basic foundational skills required is by earning an Alaska Career Readiness certificate that allows for quick comparisons between a person’s skill level and the requirements of the job. This credential also assists employers with evaluating current employees for further training and promotional opportunities.

Alaska Career Ready is a joint effort between the Departments of Labor and Workforce Development and Education and Early Development that allows students and adult job-seekers to evaluate their readiness for work, college and occupational training and to improve the basic skills valued by employers and educators.

The WorkKeys® assessment system is a comprehensive employability skills assessment tool designed by the American College Testing program ( ACT) to help employers and individuals develop better workplace skills. WorkKeys® assessments match an individual’s employability skills with the demands of a particular occupation. Employability skills are those skills that an individual will need to be successful in the workplace. The fit between skills and the demands of the job has a direct impact on a person’s ability to gain and retain employment.

The Alaska Career Readiness Certificate provides a job seeker with a skill-based credential that enhance career potential. It shows an employer that you can handle the kinds of tasks that are common in today’s workplace - locating information in a graphical format, reading instructions and directions, and working with math.

Want to see what skills a job requires and brush up on those skills? Take a free placement test and practice with the free instructional software called WorkKeys Curriculum, available at your nearest job center!