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…to the

Oklahoma WorkKeys and KeyTrain Users Meeting

February 10 and 11, 2010

Oklahoma City and Tulsa




Holistic Approach


Credit Recovery

Chamber Program

Alternative HS

High School Grants


Work Ready Communities

Work Ready

Communities +


Green Jobs

Race to the Top


Financial Literacy

Summer Youth

Education Reform

Healthcare Worker Shortages

In-demand jobs

Drop Out Rates

  • We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that haven’t been invented, in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.
  • - Karl Fisch, Did You Know?
  • Sixty five percent of the kids in preschool today will work in jobs that don't yet exist.
  • - Jim Carroll, Futurist
  • Green Jobs:
    • Electrician, Iron and Steel Workers, Carpenters, Roofers
    • Environmental Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Energy Management Analysts
    • All of the above
adapting to the changing workforce
Adapting to the Changing Workforce

Employers in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors interviewed for this study stressed that that workers applying for green jobs first need the basic skills and traditional competencies…

To meet the needs of the future

workforce, we need to create

Trainable employees.

  • Provide transferable skills that individuals need to be successful
  • We are doing just what we should be doing
  • ARRA, R2T, Green Jobs Pgm, Summer Youth, In-demand jobs – all paths and opportunities…To point B
  • How do we know?

Higher Skills = Higher Pay

Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, ACT data


“At a time when millions of Americans face unemployment, manufacturing jobs with excellent salaries — and across all skill levels and sectors — are unfilled because of the lack of qualified applicants. These tough economic times call for clear pathways to skills in demand to help new and transitioning workers prepare for good manufacturing jobs.”

John Engler, President

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)


Steelscape was presented with The Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award:

Best Practices

for their hiring practices.

WorkKeys and KeyTrain –

the foundation of this

“top ten” best practice!


Upgrading skills to meet

demands for high tech


“KeyTrain provides a vehicle for progression in a self-study program and allows employees to advance through to higher paying jobs at their own speed.”

Walt Tillman, Operations Training Team Leader

  • Award:
  • Presented by American Psychological Association.
  • Recognizes companies for innovative programs and policies that stand out for their facilitation of a psychologically healthy workplace.
  • Practice:
  • Team-centered hiring process.
  • Positions profiled to determine skill requirements.
  • WorkKeys assessments for screening.
  • KeyTrain to improve skills and qualify.
  • Results:
  • Hire only “the best of the best.”
  • New employees have been a good fit.
  • Employee turnover rate is 1.6 percent.
  • OSHA recordable rate of only 2.3 incidents per 200,000 work hours.
  • Challenges:
  • Expanding business
  • Increasing technology in manufacturing process
  • Actions:
  • Partnered with Peninsula Workforce Development Center
  • Implemented WorkKeys Employment System for hiring and promotions
  • Profiled production line jobs
  • Assessed production line staff
  • Identified skill weaknesses in Applied Technology and Locating Information
  • Motivated incumbent employees to improve skills
  • Provided KeyTrain lab to build skills
  • Results:
    • Turnover during probationary period reduced to <3%
    • Absenteeism reduced by 30%
    • First pass yield (productivity) increased by 8%
    • Defect rate decreased by 170%

“The employees we select using WorkKeys are superstars, and we're very satisfied with their performance and interpersonal skills" Kim Cheatley, Human Resources Manager.

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In the Tulsa metropolitan area, an estimated 4,200 students dropped out from the Class of 2008.

Likely outcomes of reducing the number of dropouts by 50%:


We’ve Been Listening

  • To Clients
  • To the National Scene
  • To Oklahoma


  • Career Ready 101
  • Feature enhancements
    • Progress Report
    • Assignment page
    • Green Jobs – CR101
  • High school pricing

Combines and tracksself-paced and instructor-led lessons together

Includes automated course calendaring

Combines all WorkKeys skills, comprehensive soft skills and life-literacy skills in one self-contained system

Provides self-paced lessons AND classroom documents for instructor-led options


The Next Level in Career Readiness PreparationKeyTrain +

Soft Skills +

Financial Literacy +

Career Exploration +

Interviewing +

Resume Writing +

Interest Surveys +

Job Searches +

Automated Course Calendars +

Documents for Instructor-led Options +

Tracking for ALL Data… and much more!