Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Unpacking Career Readiness Report Released by ACT

ACT has been refining and deepening its groundbreaking research into these questions. "Unpacking 'Career Readiness,'" released today, outlines a model of academic readiness for the workplace that includes work, career, and job readiness. The report also calls for a broad model of college and career readiness—a "life skills" framework—that supports a truly holistic picture of college and career readiness.

Read the report and learn more about the exciting research ACT is doing to understand more about college and career readiness:

Thursday, February 19, 2015

ACT WorkKeys Validus System

The ACT WorkKeys Validus System is not operating this morning.  There is not an estimated time for resolve.  Check the system status at

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WorkKeys Wall of Fame

Look at this super cool WorkKeys Wall of Fame at Pioneer Technology Center!

Monday, January 26, 2015

New ACT Work Ready Communities Badge--Will your county be first in Oklahoma?

Which county in Oklahoma will be the first to earn the ACT Work Ready Communities badge?

ACT Work Ready Communities is proud to debut a new badge that promotes and celebrates each county that achieves and maintains certification as a part of ACT Work Ready Communities.   

The ACT Work Ready Communities website will display the badge for each county that achieves certification. The badge features the county name and year the certification was earned, along with the years the certification is maintained.  Through a licensing agreement with ACT, each certified county will also have the opportunity to use the badge on its own literature and website to promote participation in the Work Ready Communities initiative. The badge licensing agreement is expected to be available in late March 2015.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Here is the Career Skills / Soft Skills Suite notification that went out last week!


This is a friendly reminder that the Career Skills courses will no longer be available after February 9, 2015, and will be replaced by the ACT Soft Skills Suite. This new set of five courses offers an updated curriculum addressing the critical skills gaps hiring managers most frequently report.

ACT will work with all affected customers to make the transition to the new curriculum as easy as possible. This includes users with active "ACT KeyTrain®-plus-Career Skills" licenses and ACT Career Ready 101™ clients who also use the Career Skills courses.

Existing licensees all have access to the ACT Soft Skills Suite under their current licenses and do not need to take any immediate action to obtain access. If for some reason you do not want the ACT Soft Skills Suite available to your learners, please email

When it's time for renewal, we will contact ACT KeyTrain license holders with options for continuing with the ACT Soft Skills Suite. If you have any questions about your current license or need renewal information now, email or call 877.842.6205.

The ACT Career Curriculum Team

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

ACT will retire Career Skills Curriculum on Feb. 1

ACT emailed this information on August 18, 2014,  announcing the retirement of ACT Career Skills curriculum by February 1, 2015.  In case you missed the email, please take note and have students finish career skills curriculum by February 1. 

ACT will fully retire the Career Skills curriculum by February 1, 2015.
Important Product Retirement Information
In April, we announced the launch of the new ACT Soft Skills Suite. This set of five courses addresses the critical skills gaps hiring managers most frequently report. This new product replaces the ACT Career Skills component of ACT KeyTrain
® and ACT Career Ready 101™. We will fully retire the ACT Career Skills curriculum by February 1, 2015.

The ACT Soft Skills Suite is available to current ACT Career Skills users at no additional cost as an introductory offer and an incentive to transition to the new product. Clients that currently use ACT Career Skills may opt to continue with this product through the end of the calendar year, but should be aware that assignments must be completed before the end of January 2015.

Build Foundational Job Skills with the ACT Career Curriculum
The ACT Soft Skills Suite, ACT KeyTrain, and ACT Career Ready 101 curricula continue to be accessible 24/7, every day of the year. These products all help users build the foundational job and employability skills necessary for success at work. ACT Career Ready 101 includes the entire curriculum from ACT KeyTrain and the ACT Soft Skills Suite, as well as additional career-building skills like setting career goals, career exploration, preparing for a job search, and personal financial awareness. The ACT KeyTrain curriculum provides learners the opportunity to develop the skills assessed by ACT WorkKeys
® and the skills necessary to attain the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate™ (ACT NCRC®), the industry-recognized portable skills credential.

We're Here to Help
ACT is fully committed to providing the tools and support to complete this successful migration to the new product. If you have any questions about this conversion, please email us at or call 877.842.6205. Check out our new offerings and sign up for a free informational webinar at

The ACT Career Curriculum Team

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Joe Ann Vermillion to serve as state volunteer president for AARP

Joe Ann Vermillion, known as ACT® Authorized Job Profiler and former director of Kiamichi Technology Center McAlester campus has been named the state volunteer president for AARP.  Click here to read the full article