Wednesday, July 31, 2013

ACT Work Ready Training Opportunities

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Learn More About ACT Work Ready Solutions

ACT offers free webinar presentations to help you explore its portfolio of work readiness solutions. A variety of events describe our most widely used tools — ACT WorkKeys® assessments, the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC™) and the NCRC Plus, and the ACT KeyTrain® and Career Ready 101™ learning systems.

Introductory sessions take about 45 minutes and offer a basic overview for participants who use ACT solutions or want to become more familiar with them. Advanced sessions last about 90 minutes and help current users improve outcomes. All presentations include ample time for questions and discussion. 
 

Introduction to ACT KeyTrain

This presentation offers an overview of the KeyTrain learning system, which promotes mastery of key cognitive skills that are essential to work and education success. KeyTrain is the only curriculum verified by ACT as fully aligned to WorkKeys skills and the NCRC. It includes a demonstration of basic features and takes a look at the learner's view of the system. Register now by selecting a date below:

Introduction to ACT Career Ready 101

This session explains how ACT Career Ready 101 builds on the KeyTrain curriculum and creates an interactive approach to developing soft skills for work and life. It includes a short demonstration that focuses on the learner's perspective. Register now by choosing a date below:

Mon, Aug 26, 2013 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT


Introduction to ACT's Work Ready Solutions

This presentation describes ACT tools that are widely used for work readiness — ACT WorkKeys assessments, the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC™) and the NCRC Plus, job profiling, and ACT KeyTrain and ACT Career Ready 101. It also examines the shared skill metrics that link the tools and form a comprehensive work readiness solution. Register now by clicking a date below:


This webinar presents an overview of the NCRC Plus and the WorkKeys Talent assessment, the personality inventory that generates the credential's soft skills ratings. It includes a review of the Talent score report, explains how employers apply assessment results, and describes linkages to ACT Career Ready 101 curriculum. Register now by clicking a date below:



Building Foundational Skills with ACT KeyTrain
This session provides in-depth training for KeyTrain users and describes strategies for developing cognitive skills essential to work readiness and education success. It covers the most widely used KeyTrain functions, including enrolling students and assigning lessons, explains how classes are set up and launched, and reviews reporting tools. This session builds on Introduction to ACT KeyTrain. Register now by clicking a date below:

 
ACT Career Ready 101 - Soft Skills for Work and Life
This session is designed to blend the Career Ready 101 soft skills curriculum with the content available from ACT KeyTrain. It reviews best practices for performing commonly used functions — enrolling students, creating classes, assigning lessons, and reporting results. This session builds on Introduction to Career Ready 101. Register now by clicking a date below:

Engaging Students with ACT Occupational Profiles 

ACT occupational profiles serve as an effective tool for motivating learner performance. This presentation explores the occupational profiles database and investigates its connections to wage information, job forecasts, and other resources. The database is integrated into ACT KeyTrain and ACT Career Ready 101 and these strategies work for both systems. Register now by clicking a date below:


Using Instructor-led Materials with ACT Career Ready 101 

This session describes strategies for using the instructor-led materials that are available to every ACT Career Ready 101 administrator.  It reviews processes for launching lessons, taking attendance, reporting results, and finalizing lessons. This session is directed at instructors who use these materials in their classrooms or those who want to learn more about doing so. Register now by clicking on a date below:

 
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT


Tracking Learner Progress by Reporting and Exporting Results

This presentation focuses on the reporting capabilities embedded in ACT KeyTrain and ACT Career Ready 101. The systems use similar features and this presentation is applicable to both. Reporting and tracking data promotes learner progress and eases administrative tasks. The session describes the data the systems collect, reviews reporting tools, and discusses best practices for accelerating skill development. Register now by clicking on the date below:

Thu, Aug 8, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
 

On-Site Training Available

This is a reminder that on-site training is available. Our trainers can bring their expertise directly to your staff for a hands-on session. They can also speak to your team to help engage them and to help promote your program. Contact us for pricing and availability.


Participant information

Please note that the times listed above are Eastern. You will be given the option to select a different time zone when you register for a session. Times provided in all follow-up notices will reflect the time zone you selected.

Once you've registered, you will receive an email confirming your registration and providing information needed to join the session.
 
System Requirements
PC-based attendees: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone, or Android tablet

Questions? Please contact richard.harris@act.org if these sessions don't fit with your schedule as we repeat them monthly. Updated schedules are delivered by e-mail each month.

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