Community and Economic Development : Kentucky Employability Certificate (KEC)
The Kentucky Employability Certificate is a portable credential that uses a common language and objective metric to convey the level of skills that a person has, compared to the level of skills that a position/job requires. This allows business and educational organizations to speak the same "language" in what they want from Kentucky's workforce. This ensures that individuals receiving this certification have the skills that employers are looking for when hiring or promoting employees.
The Kentucky Employability Certificate utilizes the WorkKeys® assessment tests developed by ACT, a nationally recognized leader in educational testing. ACT is most well known for their college entrance exam, which measures a person's potential to succeed in the academic world. Likewise, the WorkKeys® system measures a candidate's potential to succeed in the business/working world. The WorkKeys® system is an innovative approach to bridging the skills gap in the workplace. WorkKeys® is a national system for documenting and improving generalizable workplace skills. WorkKeys® empowers individuals to make more informed career decisions.