work2future Foundation offers Career Assessments and Career Exploration Tools.
Career assessments are tools that are designed to help job seekers understand how a variety of personal attributes (i.e., interests, values, preferences, motivations, aptitudes and skills), impact their potential success and satisfaction with different career options and work environments. Career assessments play a critical role in career development and job searching. Listed below are the career assessments currently offered by the work2future Foundation.
ACT WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a high-performance workforce. This series of tests measures foundational and soft skills and offers specialized assessments to target institutional needs. As part of ACT’s Work Readiness System, ACT WorkKeys has helped millions of people in high schools, colleges, professional associations, businesses, and government agencies build their skills to increase global competitiveness and develop successful career pathways. Successful completion of ACT WorkKeys assessments in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information can lead to earning ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT NCRC), a portable credential earned by more than 2.3 million people across the United States.
To learn more about or to register for WorkKeys, please contact Sunita Shivdasani today at 408.794.1258 or via email at [email protected].
KeyTrain Study System
The online KeyTrain study system acts as a preparatory interactive tutorial for the Work Keys assessment tests. Designed specifically to prepare students/clients for Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information assessments, it affords the client an exceptionally user-friendly step by step study program to learn and improve basic skills.
Jung Typology Assessment
This is an assessment of personality type (or “preferences”). The test results reveal 16 different and distinct personality preferences. This test can be debriefed by an instructor and some debriefing and list of corresponding job titles to personality type can be found on www.truity.com/view/types.
O*NET Skills Profiler Assessment
A transferable skills profiler that generates hundreds of job titles on the O*NET.
O*NET Interest Profiler Assessment
Identifies clients as three top scores of:
- R = Realistic
- I = Investigative
- A = Artistic
- S = Social
- E = Enterprising
- C = Conventional
Job titles generated by this exercise can be debriefed and researched directly on the O*NET www.onetonline.org.
This test is sometimes referred to as the RIASEC test and sometimes as John Holland’s Self-Directed Search. It also uses the same nomenclature as the Strong interest test. The same results from a similar assessment can also be found at www.cacareerzone.org.
Two advantages of this assessment are that it is widely used and verified to be valid and reliable and the websites listed above are free to use.
NOTE: If computers are not available for the RIASEC test, there are classroom exercises that can help the students self-identify their RIASEC score.
O*NET Values Profiler Assessment
The O*NET Values profiler assessment covers six different factors that influence the person’s preferences for an emotionally satisfying workplace. These six factors are: Relationships, Achievement, Recognition, Support, and Work conditions. This assessment can help clients back up their interest and skills results and help them prioritize their needs and desires for a work environment that would be emotionally satisfying to them.
To learn more about career assessments or to register for work2future services, please contact 408.794.1100 or via email at [email protected].