Forsyth Tech Offers Two Types of Workforce Assessments:
1. Skills Assessment: Determine the level of skill an employee has in key workforce areas.
2. Needs Analysis: Determine the type of leadership or workforce development training an employee may need.
Needs Analysis & Skills Assessment
Skills assessment testing at Forsyth Tech provides employees with the information they need to find the right job and employers with the information they need to find the right people to do the job.
For employees, the Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is a test-based credential that tells employers that you have workplace-ready skills in several areas. The CRC is a nationally recognized, EEOC-compliant industry-driven system of job profiling and assessment based on the WorkKeys™ testing program. CRC testing is conducted at Forsyth Tech’s West Campus (1300 Bolton Street in Winston-Salem). The cost of the tests are as follows: $15 each for Graphic Literacy, Workplace Documents, and Applied Math. Workplace Observation is $20. Tests are given by appointment only.
WorkKeys Curriculum Practice Lab
Forsyth Tech offers WorkKeys™ testing for $15 – 20 per test. It’s the best investment you can make for the future of your business! Please call 336-734-7324 for more info or to schedule a test date.
If you would like to practice before taking the WorkKeys tests, we offer a practice lab on Tuesday nights at West Campus (1300 Bolton Street in Winston-Salem). This lab is free to the unemployed or underemployed.
WorkKeys™ skills assessments measure abilities in important areas such as Applied Mathematics, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents. WorkKeys™ testing can help employers:
- Take the guesswork out of selection decisions
- Increase your bottom line through employee effectiveness
- Establish legal defensibility in the selection process
- Meet ISO 9000 standards and ensure quality business practices
- Reduce turnover, overtime, and waste
- Increase morale
View the WorkKeys Brochure
Job Profiling: Matching Skills to Jobs
Just ask any business leader: skill shortages are an expensive, time-wasting barrier to effective hiring and training. How can employers determine which individuals are the best fit for highly skilled positions, or which workers are the top candidates to receive job-specific training?
This is why nearly 75 percent of businesses use job profiling—the process of analyzing the skills needed for job tasks—in their recruiting and hiring practices, according to a recent study by Society for Human Resource Management and ACT®. With skill analysis:
- Employers can identify skills and skill levels current and prospective employees need in order to be successful on the job.
- Individuals can compare their skill levels to those needed for jobs.
- Trainers and trainees can make appropriate decisions about jobs, identify strengths, and set training goals.
Job profiling brings the specifics of a job into focus. The ACT WorkKeys job profiling method links job tasks with ACT WorkKeys Assessments to pinpoint benchmarks for hiring, recruiting, advancement and training. ACT job profiling takes a focus-group approach, using input from employees to ensure customized job analysis.
Lisa Hawk, Director of NC Works Customized Training at Forsyth Tech is one of only three ACT Authorized Job Profilers in North Carolina. She has completed intensive training conducted by ACT and has an in-depth understanding of the WorkKeys Skills and Skill Levels.