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Monday, November 20, 2017
Oakridge seniors celebrate receiving their National Career Readiness Certificates during a guidance and counseling presentation with Mr. Patton. One of the three assessments all Michigan students take in their junior year of high school is the ACT WorkKeys assessment on day two of testing. In this assessment students’ understanding of Applied Math, Reading for Information and Locating Information is measured on a national scale. Students who score at a level three or above in all three areas earn a National Career Readiness Certificate.
While the ACT WorkKeys assessment is commonly administered to high school students, it is also widely used among employers as a basic skill assessment when determining a possible employee’s skill levels. Oakridge students who have already earned this certificate can add this credential to their resume to enhance employability. Oakridge was able to distribute 13 Bronze Certifications, 57 Silver certifications and 15 Gold certifications to students.
More information about ACT WorkKeys and a list of area employers who use it are available at www.workreadycommunities.org