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Workforce Development

Many programs attaining one goal: Workforce Excellence

The Longview Economic Development Corporation’s commitment to workforce excellence shines true through programs such as: Work Ready Systems and the Human Resources Alliance for Workforce Excellence.

Valuable resources coupled with the work ethic of our talented region provide a unique opportunity for business growth. Skilled labor is the key to successful growth; employers in Longview have access to an abundance of skilled workers who are eager to utilize the skills they possess, improve upon them and learn new skill sets.

Three assessments. One NCRC®. Exponential opportunity.

ACT WorkKeys® Assessments are designed to measure skills in the workplace. The three basic WorkKeys® assessments are: Applied Math, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Documents. WorkKeys® assessments measure ‘real world’ skills that employers believe are critical to job success and assessment questions are based on situations in the everyday work world. By taking the three basic assessments and scoring at a minimum Level 3, participants earn a portable credential, National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).

For more information on ACT WorkKeys® Assessments, click here.

Job Seekers

Step 1: Sign up for WorkKeys Assessment at Kilgore College. Here is the link to schedule a time.

Step 2: Take the WorkKeys Assessment at Kilgore College on the assigned day and time.

Step 3: Receive your Skill Score immediately following the completion of your assessment.

Step 4: Check with your test site for instruction on how your Skill Score will be submitted to employers.

Frequently Asked Questions


Let the National Career Readiness Certificate® (NCRC) go to work for you.

WorkKeys® is an Assessment System developed by ACT®, which takes the guesswork out of your high-stakes decisions like hiring and promoting. This comprehensive program has tools you need to build your workforce. 

WorkKeys® is a system that connects “real world” skills, training and testing for employers, making it easier to meet requirements of federal programs and legislation.  These skill measurements are valuable for any occupation – skilled or professional – and at any level of education.



Give your students the ACT NCRC® advantage.

You are preparing your students for life beyond high school and their job applications will be one of many on the desks of employers. How can you help your students move their applications to the top of the stack? Give them the opportunity to earn the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT NCRC).

WorkKeys Assessments benefit educators by allowing them to equip their students with proof of Work Ready skills. It also enables students to leave high school with a National Career Readiness Certificate that fulfills the Texas House Bill 5 portable credential requirement.

Students who certify their workplace skills get noticed.

The ACT NCRC is a portable, evidence-based credential that certifies the essential skills for workplace success. Employers look for it from job candidates, whether they come directly from high school or through postsecondary paths, because it is a valid predictor of job performance.

Three ACT WorkKeys® assessments form the basis of the of ACT NCRC and measure real world skills in these critical core areas:

  • Applied Math
  • Graphic Literacy
  • Workplace Documents