WorkKeys® Assessments

SouthWest Edgecombe High School

What is Workkeys?

WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system measuring “real world” skills that employers believe are critical to job success. These skills are valuable to any occupation you are considering and at any level of education. When you use WorkKeys to show you are ready for work, you have an advantage with employers who accept or require job applicants to have WorkKeys scores. A growing number of states nationwide also are adopting WorkKeys to ensure that all their workers have needed skills.

Do I have to take the Workkeys?

All high school seniors in North Carolina who complete four sequential Career and Technical Education courses are required to take the WorkKeys exam. Students who meet the ACT standards earn a Career Readiness Certificate.

How does this benefit me?

Recipients are awarded certificates of Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze depending on their skill levels in Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information. The certificate can complement diplomas, degrees, and resumes, and it gives job seekers an advantage in the interview process.

The awarded certificates will be distributed to the seniors during the awards ceremony in the Spring.

Fall Testing Session

Tuesday, Dec. 3rd 2013 at 8:45pm

Room M202

This session is for the Seniors that are Early Exit.

Spring Testing Session

Tuesday, Feb. 4th, 8:45pm


There will be multiple testing sessions throughout the month of February. Please listen carefully to afternoon and morning announcements. You will be called from your 1st period class.

For more information about the WorkKeys system and the Career Readiness Certificate, contact:

Mrs. Porchér, M.A.Ed.

Career Development Coordinator

Administrative Office

SouthWest Edgecombe High School

(252) 827-5016 ext 7102