South Suburban College
South Suburban College

ACT WorkKeys®

The Business & Career Institute (BCI) is a licensed WorkKeys® Solutions Provider that administers the ACT WorkKeys ® assessment and value-added services. WorkKeys® assessments available for corporate personnel and individuals interested in:

Corporate WorkKeys®

Corporate Prices effective as of September 1, 2011.

Job Profile*

Job Profile Replication*

Onsite Testing*

(* additional fees may apply)



$90.00/hour/1-15 persons

Material Costs
(Paper and Pencil format):
  Applied Mathematics**
  Applied Technology**
  Locating Information**
  Reading for Information**

(** includes 48 hour turnaround)


Listening Only***

Writing Only***

Listening and Writing***

Business Writing***





*** requires 2-3 week scoring turnaround - 3 day scoring available for an additional $20
Employees & Individuals
Companies worldwide use WorkKeys® to assess a potential new hire’s skill levels for comparison to the job requirements. Individuals required to take the WorkKeys® assessment as a part of a job application, contact the Lois Fuentes at (708) 596-2000 ext. 5880.
National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)

South Suburban College Business & Career Institute is offering the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC). The Career Readiness Certificate provides existing and potential job candidates with a credential that proves their skill level to enhance employability. This certification allows employers a more efficient way to assess work skills.

The certificate is designed to complement other traditional credentials, such as a high school diploma or community college degree, and confirms the person's competence in specific workplace skills in Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information. Employers use the certificate, along with other education and background information, to make employment and training decisions. Higher scores indicate an individual's readiness for a greater range of jobs.

The KeyTrain® training system is offered by the Business & Career Institute and sharpens workplace skills of students and employees. If new employees and students are going to be adequately prepared for the workforce, they need to understand the requirements for jobs they are considering. WorkKeys® helps determine the skill levels and education required for various jobs. After taking the ACT WorkKeys® tests you will know exactly where your skills stand in being able to perform well at a specific job.

The National Career Readiness Certificate uses test results from assessments to award certificates in three categories:

  • Bronze Level signifies an individual has scored at least a level 3 in each of the three core areas (Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information) and has the necessary skills for 35 percent of the jobs in the WorkKeys® database.
  • Silver Level signifies an individual has scored at least a level 4 in each of the three core areas and has the necessary skills for 65 percent of the jobs in the WorkKeys® database.
  • Gold Level signifies an individual has scored at least a level 5 in each of the three core areas and has the necessary skills for 90 percent of the jobs in the WorkKeys® database.

Anyone over 18 years of age is eligible to take the WorkKeys® CRC assessments. Assessment test schedules are being created and will be posted on campus, in the non-credit schedule, and on the web site. Assessment tests can be taken at the Business & Career Institute. Employers may also arrange special assessment sessions for promotion purposes.

Contact Lois Fuentes at (708) 225-5880 for pricing.


Paraprofessionals (Teacher's Assistant)

ACT WorkKeys® Assessments for Teacher Assistants for paraprofessional certification fulfill the state and federal "No Child Left Behind" requirements.

Individuals looking for more information on Paraprofessional Testing should contact Carmen Garcia at (708) 596-2000 ext. 2663.

July-August 2014 Dates

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For personalized help with your company's job profiling and testing, contact Lois Fuentes at the Business and Career Institute at South Suburban College. You may contact her at (708) 596-2000 x5880 and the office is located in the Business & Career Institute, Oak Forest Center, 16333 S. Kilbourn Ave., Oak Forest, IL 60452.


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