Presentation on theme: "KeyTrain SKILLS FOR SURVIVAL IN THE NEW WORKFORCE sm Performance Results – Compelling Data Documenting Learning Outcomes."— Presentation transcript:
KeyTrain SKILLS FOR SURVIVAL IN THE NEW WORKFORCE sm Performance Results – Compelling Data Documenting Learning Outcomes
Changes in Workforce Skills Needs Across Fifty Years 19552005 Unskilled60% Skilled20% Professional20% Skilled68% Professional20% Unskilled12%
Challenges for Secondary Education Across Fifty Years 19552005 Skilled20% Professional20% Skilled68% Professional20% Prepare 40% for college or skilled careers Prepare 88% for college or skilled careers
According to former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley, the top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 didn’t exist in 2004. We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that haven’t been invented, in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet. - Karl Fisch Sixty five percent of the kids in preschool today will work in jobs that don't yet exist. - Jim Carroll Do we want Trained Employees, or Trainable Employees?
WorkKeys is a complementary measurement: –ACT measures academic skills as expressed in college environment –WorkKeys measures academic skills as expressed in work environment WorkKeys relates to jobs and career clusters –Scores can be related to the requirements of specific jobs or careers –Provides the context for students to understand the relevance basic academic skills to their own image of their future ACT research indicates that required academic readiness for college and workforce is now similar Providing a Common Language for Measuring Foundational Skills
WorkKeys – a Seamless System 1 Job Profiling: Determines the level of skill necessary to learn a job 2 Skill Assessments Skill Assessments: Measures an individual’s skill level 3 Education / Training: Efficiently closes skill gaps
WorkKeys ® Skill Areas Reading for Information* Applied Mathematics* Locating Information* Applied Technology Teamwork Observation Listening Writing Business Writing ** 85% of ALL occupations utilize these skills
WorkKeys Identifies Skill Gaps By comparing the job profile and individual assessment results, skills gaps can be identified 3 4 3 4 3 4 55 6 3 4 Applied Mathematics 3 4 Reading for Information 3 4 Locating Information 5 Skills Gap Individual Results Job Profile
KeyTrain Helps to Fill Skill Gaps KeyTrain provides self-paced curriculum to help individuals fill their skill gaps 3 4 3 4 3 4 55 6 3 4 Applied Mathematics 3 4 Reading for Information 3 4 Locating Information 5 Individual Job Profile 5 6 KeyTrain
Profile – benchmarking a job or occupation WorkKeys - assessment KeyTrain – remediation of skills gaps Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) –A portable, nationwide credential signifying attainment of employable levels in the three most common workplace skills: Applied Math Reading for Information Locating Information Commonly-Used Terms
Skill Areas of Most Career Readiness Certificates –Reading for Information –Applied Mathematics –Locating Information Bronze – Minimum of Level 3 in all Skill Areas –Qualified for 30% of Jobs Silver – Minimum of Level 4 –Qualified for 65% of Jobs Gold – Minimum of Level 5 –Qualified for 90% of Jobs http://www.careerreadinesscertificate.org/
Portable credential for basic workplace skills Business: Easy way to measure skills Individuals: Easy way to demonstrate skills Economic Development: Document the quality of workforce Education, Workforce Development, Training Organizations, and Business: Speak a common language Benefits of a CRC
Based on ACT’s database of job profiles, we can estimate the types of jobs requiring various levels of CRC skills Data shows clearly that higher basic workplace skills leads to higher-paying jobs. Economic Value of the CRC Skills Level % of JobsMin Levels Gold90%5 - 5 - 5 Silver65%4 - 4 - 4 Bronze35%3 - 3 - 3 Pay Ranges $23,000 - 141,000 14,000 - 74,000 14,000 - 37,000 Median Pay $49,000 34,000 26,000
Statewide CRC Efforts Revised Statewide in process Current Statewide CRC Regional CRC usage
WorkKeys Test Performance of U.S. Examinees-Reading for Information 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 <33456 The Good News: 34% are at Level 4 The Bad News: 14% are ≤ Level 3
0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 <33456 WorkKeys Test Performance of U.S. Examinees-Applied Mathematics The Good News: 25% are at Level 4 The Bad News: 27% are ≤ Level 3
Locating Information Requirement – Process Operator Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 2000 20102005 1995
0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 <3 3 4 56 WorkKeys Test Performance of U.S. Examinees-Locating Information (5/03-4/05) 1995 today 2000
There is a considerable need for tools to help improve basic workplace skills….
KeyTrain: The Complete System WorkKeys Skills Curriculum Pre-WorkKeys Curriculum Career Readiness Skills Learning Management System Profiles Database Career Clusters
CAREER INFORMATION Interest Inventories – available online ACT Occupational Database Create Local Profile Database Using these for career guidance
KeyTrain Career Skills KeyTrain Career Skills is an interactive set of 200 lessons Field-tested curriculum Skills identified by employers as those most needed by employees to be successful Short true/false quiz at the end of each lesson Major topic areas: –Work Habits, Communication Skills, Workplace Effectiveness, Business Etiquette, The Job Search
Nursing Aides, Orderlies and Attendants Title/DOT Number AM AT L LI OB RI TW WR 31.1012.00 Number of Jobs 355674014 Number of Jobs 075364010 Number of Jobs 079374014 Number of Jobs 075167010 Number of Jobs 29-1111.00 Number of Jobs Nurse, Assistant Nurse, General Duty Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Supervisor Nurse, Registered 33344443 375254037413422 33344443 4313314043494427 54445543 121 81014119 54444543 62555645 4344443 10111111 53444543 231271722262218 Occupational Profiles in Nursing
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ACT-Compliant Curriculum KeyTrain / Thinking Media is an ACT “Level I Publisher” and “Preferred Provider” of WorkKeys curriculum KeyTrain has been reviewed and found to meet ACT’s standards for WorkKeys skills instruction – the first curriculum that met standards in all skill areas. ACT™ and WorkKeys® are trademarks of ACT, Inc. Thinking Media is not owned or controlled by ACT, Inc.; however, ACT, Inc. has reviewed these training materials and has determined that they meet ACT, Inc.’s standards for WorkKeys training curriculum.
WorkKeys is a trademark of ACT, Inc. KeyTrain is a registered trademark of Thinking Media. Copyright 2007 by Thinking Media. All rights reserved.