Click for State of Alaska Home Page spacer
   Job Seekers    Workers    Employers    Researchers    Labor Shortcuts
To search our site type search terms in the box and click the find button

State of Alaska > DOLWD > Alaska Job Center Network

 

Alaska Career Ready

Alaskan employers use resumes, performance summaries, transcripts of educational achievements, references and other work related experience to measure a candidate’s qualifications and job skills. A way to demonstrate to the employer that a person has obtained the basic foundational skills required is by earning an Alaska Career Readiness certificate that allows for quick comparisons between a person’s skill level and the requirements of the job. This credential also assists employers with evaluating current employees for further training and promotional opportunities.

Alaska Career Ready is a joint effort between the Departments of Labor and Workforce Development and Education and Early Development that allows students and adult job-seekers to evaluate their readiness for work, college and occupational training and to improve the basic skills valued by employers and educators.

The WorkKeys® assessment system is a comprehensive employability skills assessment tool designed by the American College Testing program ( ACT) to help employers and individuals develop better workplace skills. WorkKeys® assessments match an individual’s employability skills with the demands of a particular occupation. Employability skills are those skills that an individual will need to be successful in the workplace. The fit between skills and the demands of the job has a direct impact on a person’s ability to gain and retain employment.

The Alaska Career Readiness Certificate provides a job seeker with a skill-based credential that enhance career potential. It shows an employer that you can handle the kinds of tasks that are common in today’s workplace - locating information in a graphical format, reading instructions and directions, and working with math.

Want to see what skills a job requires and brush up on those skills? Take a free placement test and practice with the free instructional software called Career Ready 101/Keytrain, available at your nearest Job Center!


 
Quick Links
Alaska Career Ready
Career Ready 101/KeyTrain
WorkKeys®
Job Center WorkKeys®
test sites
Scheduling WorkKeys® assessments
   
 
 
The Alaska Job Center Network is an equal opportunity employer/program.
Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request.
     
   Job Seekers    Workers    Employers     Researchers    Department Shortcuts    Webmaster
Page Updated March 3, 2011