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  • 1. KeyTrain SKILLS FOR SURVIVAL IN THE NEW WORKFORCE sm
  • 2. The Company Delivery and Technology The User Interaction The User Results Customer Focus Customer Service Partners Continuous Improvement The Curriculum Internet CD Print LMS and Reporting All WorkKeys Skills/Levels Pre-WorkKeys Career Skills – soft skills Career Clusters Easy and Intuitive (fun) Always Teaching Links to jobs – makes sense Natural Voice Mastering Skills Better Scores More interested people More interested companies
  • 3.  
  • 4.
    • WHY
    • (this is a really good thing you are doing!)
    • WHAT
    • (is the WorkKeys ® System?)
    • HOW
    • (skills are moving with KeyTrain usage.)
    • WHAT
    • (is it about KeyTrain that is producing results?)
    Our Goals Your Goals ?
  • 5.
    • Profile - benchmark
    • WorkKeys - assess
    • KeyTrain – remediate
    • Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)
      • Applied Math
      • Reading for Information
      • Locating Information
    Definitions/Terms
  • 6. “ Begin with the end in mind” - Steven Covey
  • 7. What is the goal of the WorkKeys system? How do you measure it?
    • More skilled:
    • College Students
    • Employees
    • High School Students
    • Candidate pool
    • Workforce
    • WHY?
  • 8. WorkKeys Test Performance of U.S. Examinees-Reading for Information 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 <3 3 4 5 6 The Good News: 34% are at Level 4 The Bad News: 14% are ≤ Level 3
  • 9. 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 <3 3 4 5 6 WorkKeys Test Performance of U.S. Examinees-Applied Mathematics The Good News: 25% are at Level 4 The Bad News: 27% are ≤ Level 3
  • 10. Locating Information Requirement – Process Operator Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 2000 2010 2005 1995
  • 11. 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 <3 3 4 5 6 WorkKeys Test Performance of U.S. Examinees-Locating Information (5/03-4/05) 1995 today 2000
  • 12.
    • “ Rather than a world in which places compete for business [and people follow] we will increasingly live in a world where places compete for people and businesses follow.”
    • The most mobile age group [25-34] in the workforce has leveled in growth.
    • With an aging workforce, people are becoming more rooted and less mobile.
    • The opportunity: a rooted, stable, skilled workforce is a powerful asset.
    The Economic Opportunity The Young and Restless in a Knowledge Economy CEOs for Cities, 2006
  • 13.
    • A more skilled:
    • College Student
    • Employee
    • High School Student
    • Candidate pool
    • Workforce
    Goals… again
  • 14. 1 2 Applied Mathematics Reading for Information Locating Information 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Applied Technology Writing Listening Observation Teamwork WorkKeys Skills Levels 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Business Writing
  • 15. WorkKeys Identifies Skill Gaps
    • By comparing the job profile and individual assessment results, skills gaps can be identified
    3 4 3 4 3 4 5 5 6 3 4 Applied Mathematics 3 4 Reading for Information 3 4 Locating Information 5 Skills Gap Skills Gap Individual Results Job Profile
  • 16. KeyTrain Helps to Fill Skill Gaps
    • KeyTrain provides self-paced curriculum to help individuals fill their skill gaps
    3 4 3 4 3 4 5 5 6 3 4 Applied Mathematics 3 4 Reading for Information 3 4 Locating Information 5 Individual Job Profile 5 6 KeyTrain
  • 17.
    • Skill Areas of Most Career Readiness Certificates
      • Reading for Information
      • Applied Mathematics
      • Locating Information
    • Bronze – Minimum of Level 3 in all Skill Areas
      • Qualified for 30% of Jobs
    • Silver – Minimum of Level 4
      • Qualified for 65% of Jobs
    • Gold – Minimum of Level 5
      • Qualified for 90% of Jobs
    • http://www.careerreadinesscertificate.org/
  • 18. KEYTRAIN. RESULTS.
  • 19.
    • PSAE
    • KeyTrain was implemented in over 100 high schools.
    • At least one level in KeyTrain = one full level higher on WorkKeys Applied Mathematics on average.
    • At least one level in KeyTrain = one half level higher on WorkKeys Reading for Information on average.
    • More than 110,000 students have been enrolled in KeyTrain at CPS, and over 220,000 contact hours have been logged.
    • The effect of KeyTrain is significant at a confidence level of over 99%.
    KEYTRAIN. RESULTS.
  • 20.
    • Tidewater CC and Norfolk PS – Best Key Program
    • KeyTrain is the primary tool for helping students prepare the GED
    • First attempt success rate on the GED has been 89 - 94%.
    • Nearly 400 students completed their GED and have been placed in jobs, the military or college.
    • A 100% success and placement rate was recorded in a recent class of more than 100 students.
    KEYTRAIN. RESULTS.
  • 21.
    • Retention
    • English 98 + KeyTrain: 81% course retention
    • English 98 alone: 60% course retention
    • WorkKeys Reading for Information
    • English 98 + KeyTrain: 78% scored Level 4 or higher
    • English 98 alone: 57% scored Level 4 or higher
    • Pre vs. Post Accuplacer Scores
    • English 98 + KeyTrain: 46% increased Accuplacer performance
    • English 98 alone: 35% increased Accuplacer performance
    KEYTRAIN. RESULTS.
  • 22. A study was conducted to evaluate how using KeyTrain impacted the performance of at-risk students on the Georgia High School Graduation Test. The following results were observed. GHSGT English/Language Arts GHSGT Math KEYTRAIN. RESULTS. 36% 93% Low Socio-Economic 27% 90% Special Education 59% 93% African American 57% 94% At-Risk % Non-KeyTrain Users Passing % KeyTrain Users Passing Population 65% 97% Low Socio-Economic 50% 94% Special Education 77% 93% African American 76% 96% At-Risk % Non-KeyTrain Users Passing % KeyTrain Users Passing Population
  • 23.
    • CTE in Oklahoma
    • With some usage of KeyTrain remediation 78% increased at least one level
    • For all three tests:
      • 6.3% level 3
      • 40% level 4
      • 30% level 5
      • 20% level 6
      • 3.8% level 7
    • 94% at 4 or above
    • 50% at 5 or above
    KEYTRAIN. RESULTS.
  • 24. 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 <3 3 4 5 6 KEYTRAIN. RESULTS.
  • 25. KeyTrain: The Complete System WorkKeys Skills Curriculum Pre-WorkKeys Curriculum Career Readiness Skills Learning Management System Profiles Database Career Clusters
  • 26. Multiple Delivery Formats Web-Based Client-Server CD-ROM Spanish Language Workbooks ACT Centers
  • 27. KeyTrain Skill Areas
    • Reading for Information
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Locating Information
    • Applied Technology
    • Listening
    • Writing
    • Teamwork
    • Observation
    • Business Writing
    • Pre-WorkKeys Courses
  • 28. Frequently Asked Questions about KeyTrain
    • Test Prep and/or Concept Mastery?
      • Concept mastery that leads to measurable results
    • Who Developed KeyTrain Curriculum?
      • Over 20 educational and subject matter experts
    • ACT WorkKeys Level 1 Provider?
      • Yes, the first accepted in this program
    • How we measure success? Results!
  • 29. WorkKeys/KeyTrain Adoptions
    • Please contact us at 1-877-842-6205 for specific information on these.
  • 30. Partial List of Business Users Andrx AVX Chrysler Dow Chemical M & M Mars GoodYear Westinghouse Kimberly- Clark Amtrak CAPT (Honda Supplier) Protein Technologies – Div. of DuPont Thomasville Furniture Founder’s Furniture, div. of Thomasville Mail America Olin Chemical Siemens Eaton Corporation Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Bridgestone Firestone Dana Corporation GM Coors Brewing Co. Leiner Health Products Parker Hannifin Corporation BWX Technologies Vermeer Manufacturing Holnam Cement Dixie Yarns Stanley Furniture CSX Railroad Advanced Glassfibers, Inc. formerly Owens Corning Newton Instruments Unilever Countless others through service centers…
  • 31. KeyTrain Career Skills
    • KeyTrain Career Skills is an interactive set of 200 lessons
    • Field-tested curriculum
    • Skills identified by employers as those most needed by employees to be successful
    • Short true/false quiz at the end of each lesson
    • Major topic areas:
      • Work Habits, Communication Skills, Workplace Effectiveness, Business Etiquette, The Job Search
  • 32. KeyTrain Career Skills
  • 33. ACT-Compliant Curriculum
    • KeyTrain / Thinking Media is an ACT “Level I Publisher” and “Preferred Provider” of WorkKeys curriculum
    • KeyTrain has been reviewed and found to meet ACT’s standards for WorkKeys skills instruction – the first curriculum that met standards in all skill areas.
    ACT™ and WorkKeys® are trademarks of ACT, Inc. Thinking Media is not owned or controlled by ACT, Inc.; however, ACT, Inc. has reviewed these training materials and has determined that they meet ACT, Inc.’s standards for WorkKeys training curriculum.
  • 34. 2007 Southeastern WorkKeys Conference Thank you! Bridging the gap with