A WorkKeys assessment test is part of a system that assesses the job and real-world skills of a workforce. Employers across the United States use the WorkKeys system to gauge the skills of their employees and determine how to develop, train and keep them.
The WorkKeys assessment system was created in 1980 by ACT, Inc. Besides serving as a workforce assessment tool, employers use WorkKeys as a way to screen job applicants. Colleges and schools employ the WorkKeys system to prepare their students for their future workplaces. The complete WorkKeys assessment system features job skill assessment, job analysis and skill training.