The National Center for Social Impact
Your Authorized ACT Career Solutions Provider

NCSI is a proud partner of ACT, Inc. – the nation’s leading career readiness assessment provider. We are able to make ACT, Inc. Career Assessments to you easier, faster, and at a great price. NCSI is your one-stop location to purchase ACT’s National Career Readiness Certification assessments, Work Keys assessments, talent assessments, web-based Career Ready 101, and web-based assessment preparation training. We make it easy to buy, easy to implement, and easy to manage so that you can focus your attention on outcomes.These include:

  • ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate™
  • Talent Assessment
  • Work Keys Assessments
  • Career Ready 101 Training Platform
  • Keytrain Career Readiness Training Platform

ACT National Career Readiness Certification Assessment

Certifying Workforce Quality

ACT’s National Career Readiness Certification™ helps with career interest, preparation, preparedness, and candidate differentiation to employers.

  • Employers – screen, hire, develop quality talent, and create career pathways for your employees
  • Educators – ensure students are ready for career success and stand out to employers
  • Workforce and Social Service – help candidates stand out and get employed faster
  • Industry Associations – identify fast track candidates for your industry and employers

The NCRC® is the nation’s most trusted career assessment delivering a portable credential documenting essential work skills:

  • 3 million+ individuals have been NCRC® certified.
  • 12,000+ employers use the NCRC® as part of their hiring process.
  • Results map to 20,000+ occupations

WorkKeys assessments are based on situations in the everyday working world. The assessments measure “hard” and “soft” skills directly related to predictive work performance. With decades of research and development, the NCRC® is optimized to employer’s workforce needs.

Based on an individual’s performance on ACT WorkKeys® skills assessments for Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information, NCRC® scores determine the certificate level—bronze, silver, gold, or platinum—an individual can earn.

The NCRC® measures essential work skills, including the ability to:

  • Perform basic mathematic operations relevant to the workplace
  • Read and understand documents commonly found in the workplace
  • Find information presented in common workplace graphics
  • Set up and solve complex work-related math problems
  • Determine the relevance of written information to work-related tasks
  • Apply information derived from graphics to work-related problems

It provides individuals proof that they possess the skills that employers require for workplace success. Available in English and Spanish, let NCSI help you help others.

ACT Talent Assessment

ACT’s Talent Assessment identifies “soft” skills that are essential for career success. It helps employers identify the best candidates and develop employees by measuring work-related attitudes and behaviors. It helps workforce, education, and social service organizations identify training needs and a way to help individuals stand out to employers.

The ACT Talent Assessment identifies performance on the personality traits employers require, including:

  • Carefulness—tendency to think and plan carefully before acting or speaking
  • Cooperation—tendency to be likable and cordial in interpersonal situations
  • Creativity—tendency to be imaginative and to think “outside the box”
  • Discipline—tendency to be responsible, dependable, and follow through with tasks without becoming distracted or bored
  • Goodwill—tendency to be forgiving and to believe that others are well intentioned
  • Influence—tendency to impact and dominate social situations by speaking without hesitation and often becoming a group leader
  • Optimism—tendency toward having a positive outlook and confidence in successful outcomes
  • Order—tendency to be neat and well organized
  • Savvy—tendency to read other people’s motives, understand office politics, and anticipate the needs and intentions of others
  • Sociability—tendency to enjoy being in other people’s company and to work with others
  • Stability—tendency to maintain composure and rationality in situations of actual or perceived stress
  • Striving—tendency to have high aspiration levels and to work hard to achieve goals

Unlike cognitive ability tests, there are no correct answers; test items are merely statements in which the examinee identifies how accurately a statement represents his or her personality.

Work Discipline

Dependability, productivity, and discipline are some of the traits demonstrated by exceptional workers. This scale measures the inclination to meet deadlines, produce accurate work, follow procedures, and overcome obstacles—qualities that are vital to success in high-performing business environments.

Teamwork

People who work well with others are inclined to behave in a pleasant, helpful manner, are respectful of other perspectives and willing to compromise, and are empathetic. This scale measures these kinds of qualities, along with behaviors that relate to communication skills and positive attitudes.

Managerial Potential

Charismatic and persuasive leaders rely on strong communication skills and project enthusiasm about their work and the organization. This scale measures these attributes and others that are related to problem solving and the willingness to invest extra effort in achieving personal and business success.

Customer Service Orientation

Meeting the demands of customer service emphasizes the ability to build personal relationships. This scale measures interpersonal skills, perseverance, and problem solving as tools for resolving customer needs and providing excellent service.

ACT’s Talent Assessment is the perfoThe WorkKeys Talent Assessment measures these facets of personality:

  • Carefulness—tendency to think and plan carefully before acting or speaking.
  • Cooperation—tendency to be likable and cordial in interpersonal situations.
  • Creativity—tendency to be imaginative and to think “outside the box.”
  • Discipline—tendency to be responsible, dependable, and follow through with tasks without becoming distracted or bored.
  • Goodwill—tendency to be forgiving and to believe that others are well intentioned.
  • Influence—tendency to impact and dominate social situations by speaking without hesitation and often becoming a group leader.
  • Optimism—tendency toward having a positive outlook and confidence in successful outcomes.
  • Order—tendency to be neat and well organized.
  • Savvy—tendency to read other people’s motives, understand office politics, and anticipate the needs and intentions of others.
  • Sociability—tendency to enjoy being in other people’s company and to work with others.
  • Stability—tendency to maintain composure and rationality in situations of actual or perceived stress.
  • Striving —tendency to have high aspiration levels and to work hard to achieve goals.

Four Personality Indices

Work discipline Striving

Dependability, productivity, and discipline are some of the traits demonstrated by exceptional workers. This scale measures the inclination to meet deadlines, produce accurate work, follow procedures, and overcome obstacles, qualities that are vital to success in high-performing business environments.

Teamwork

People who work well with others are inclined to behave in a pleasant, helpful manner, are respectful of other perspectives and willing to compromise, and are empathic. This scale measures these kinds of qualities, along with behaviors that relate to communication skills and positive attitudes.

Managerial potential

Charismatic and persuasive leaders rely on strong communication skills and project enthusiasm about their work and the organization. This scale measures these attributes and others that are related to problem solving and the willingness to invest extra effort in achieving personal and business success.

Customer service orientation

Meeting the demands of customer service emphasizes the ability to build personal relationships. This scale measures interpersonal skills, perseverance, and problem solving as tools for resolving customer needs and providing excellent service.

Contact The National Center for Social Impact to learn more about how ACT’s Career Assessments can help your organization.