Tuesday, January 31, 2012

WorkKeys/Career Ready 101 Users' Conference At-a-Glance

Check out WorkKeys/Career Ready 101 Users' Conference At-a-Glance.

Register today to attend. You will receive a registration confirmation email. Registration is your ticket to attend the conference and luncheon.

Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Time: 9 am - 4 pm (Sign-in and coffee starts at 8:30am)
Location: Moore Norman Technology Center, South Penn Campus, 13301 S. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Career Ready 101 Webcast Training Opportunities

Register for a session now by clicking a date below:

Fri, Feb 10, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST
Fri, Mar 9, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST
Fri, Apr 13, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration
with information you need to join the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Registration for WorkKeys/Career Ready 101 Conference is online

Fall in love with the Oklahoma Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) on Valentine's Day!

Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Location: Moore Norman Technology Center, South Penn Campus, 13301 S. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City

Time: 9 am - 4 pm (Sign-in and coffee starts at 8:30am)

Click here to register. You will receive a registration confirmation email. Registration is your ticket to attend the conference and luncheon.

No cost to attend the conference. Lunch is provided by ACT.

Sessions and topics will include:

WorkKeys as alternative EOIs
College and University Usage
The CRC in your Community
Employer Partners
WorkKeys and Career Ready 101 updates
CRC Research
Tips for Site Administrators
Motivating Your Students/Clients
Website and Social Media
Oklahoma Job Link
Oklahoma Career Information System
Untapped Resources

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Monday, January 9, 2012

ACT's WorkKeys Internet Version Reports Portal

Dear WorkKeys Administrators,

If you pulled any reports from the WorkKeys Internet Version Reports Portal for the month of December, you may have noticed missing data beginning December 17. This issue was resolved on January 5, and all newly generated reports should now be accurate.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
__________________________________

Thank you for using WorkKeys.

Sincerely,
The WorkKeys Staff
workkeys@act.org
800/WORKKEY (967-5539)

CRC Statewide Database

Site administrators,

Adjustments have been made to the CRC Statewide Database. You may now upload WorkKeys score results with success. Thank you for your patience!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

ACT Validus Changes Affect CRC Upload Process

CRC Site Administrators--Please review the Validus Enhancement notice posted below. This will affect uploading Validus Data Export Reports to the CRC Statewide Database. To avoid receiving error messages, please hold score uploads from assessments given today and going forward until further notice. Details will be posted to the CRC blog when available. Contact me with questions.


WorkKeys Notice 2012--#1: Upcoming Validus Enhancements

Dear WorkKeys Administrators,

Happy New Year! As we begin a new year, ACT is excited to announce some changes in demographic data collection that will improve our ability to bring added value to our customers. Beginning Friday, January 6, two new demographic fields have been added to WorkKeys Internet Version (WKIV) registration: county of residence and current employment status. Examinees will enter this data online as they begin the WKIV testing process. The process is for Internet testing only; paper-and-pencil testing processes will remain unchanged at this time.

Beginning January 5, examinees will enter their county by using a link on the WKIV testing website. This link allows them to look up their county’s 5-digit FIPS code, which they can then enter in the appropriate field. A list of these codes, with additional information on this process, is also available under References on your WKIV administrator’s site or at the following URL under Administrator Resources:

http://www.act.org/workkeys-private/reference/.

Beginning in July 2012, examinees will be able to look up their county directly by using a drop-down list, without the need to use FIPS codes.

To indicate employment status, examinees will choose one of the following from a drop-down list:
- Currently employed private or non-profit
- Currently employed local, state, or federal government
- Current high school junior, senior, or recent (12 months) graduate
- College (technical, community, or four-year) student or recent (12 months) graduate
- Current adult education participant or recent (12 months) GED completer
- Current or recent (12 months) active duty military
- Currently unemployed

These two new demographic fields will help ACT to more accurately measure the quality of the local workforce for efforts such as the ACT Certified Work Ready Communities
(www.workreadycommunities.org).

If you have any questions about this update, please contact us at 800/967-5539 or workkeys@act.org .

WorkKeys Staff
Are you attending ACT's National Workforce Conference, April 11-13 in Chicago? ACT wants to hear Oklahoma's story about improving our workforce. We have local and regional areas of excellence with Oklahoma's CRC. Now is the time to step up to the plate and hit the home run. Program proposals for breakout sessions are due on January 13. The proposal is online at http://www.act.org/workforce2012.

Contact me with questions.