ACT Career Ready 101

Career Ready 101 is a comprehensive program with an integrated approach to exploring careers and their skill requirements, as well as building workplace and life skills.

The program includes all KeyTrain® modules and the Soft Skills Suite™, and goes a step further by addressing life and employability skills and tools, such as:

  • Establishing career goals
  • Learning financial awareness
  • Knowing how to search for jobs
  • Exploring interest inventories
  • Searching job profiles
  • Creating a resume

Through the KeyTrain component, the program prepares users for WorkKeys® and the National Career Readiness Certificate™ (NCRC®). With the Soft Skills Suite component, Career Ready 101 also supports building skills relevant to the WorkKeys Talent Assessment.

Career Ready 101 is a powerful way to work toward obtaining the NCRC, and for setting individuals up for career success.


ACT Career Ready 101

  • All of the KeyTrain Suite
  • All of the Soft Skills Suite
  • Additional course: The Job Search
  • Additional course: Financial Awareness

Plus support for career exploration, resume writing, and more.

ACT KeyTrain® Suite for WorkKeys® Skills

  • Applied Math *
  • Applied Technology–Electricity
  • Applied Technology–Mechanics
  • Applied technology–Thermodynamics
  • Applied Technology–Fluids
  • Business Writing
  • Listening
  • Listening for Understanding
  • Graphic Literacy *
  • Observation
  • Workplace Documents *
  • Teamwork
  • Workplace Observation
  • Writing

* Supports the National Career Readiness Certificate

The Soft Skills Suite

  • Customer Service (how to build relationships and provide excellent service to a customer)
  • Interpersonal & Business Communication (how to have productive conversations, group and individual interactions, and presentations)
  • Problem Solving & Critical Thinking (how to address problems, think critically and analytically about them, and produce good answers and decisions as a result)
  • Working in Teams (how to be a productive team member)
  • Workplace Discipline (how personal behaviors can enable or interfere with success on the job)

Where to take Career Ready 101

Sites for Career Ready 101