At Alaska Works Partnership, certain construction training classes require the entire WorkKeys® test which is noted on our application. Several local apprenticeship programs also require these tests. These tests are multiple choice, and it is administered on a computer, you are provided with a calculator for the applied math test.
It is recommended by the Job Center and NineStar staff that you take the practice assessment first to better prepare for the WorkKeys® test, the pre-assessment program is called ACT curriculum. If you would like to take these pre-assessments, call one of the contacts listed below and ask about getting set up to take the practice tests which can be emailed to you. Upon completion of the practice assessment, you still need to set up an appointment to take the WorkKeys® test.
The WorkKeys® test is a 3-part assessment: Graphic Literacy; Workplace Documents; and Applied Math.
This assessment measures critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, and problem solving techniques for situations that actually occur in today’s workplace. While individuals may use calculators and conversion tables to help with the problems on the assessment, math skills are still needed to think them through.
Workplace graphics come in a variety of formats, but all communicate a level of information. From charts to graphs, diagrams to floor plans, identifying what information is being presented and understanding how to use it are critical to success. The Graphic Literacy assessment measures the skill needed to locate, synthesize, and use information from workplace graphics.
Employees need to be able to understand the written text to do a job. The Workplace Documents assessment measures the skills people use when they read and use written text such as memos, letters, directions, signs, notices, bulletins, policies, and regulations on the job.
You must call one of these location contacts below to make an appointment for the Work Keys test.
Testing is by appointment only! Hours of Operation for all locations: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Anchorage: Nine Star Education and Employment Services
Location: 730 I Street – Anchorage, AK 99501
To pre-register: Call James at (907) 744-7586 or Steve at (907) 339-0881
Work Keys test offered on Tuesdays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Anchorage: Midtown Job Center
Location: 3301 Eagle Street – Anchorage, AK 99503
To pre-register: Call the main line at (907) 269-4759
Work Keys test offered on Tuesdays alternates from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Mat-Su: Mat-Su Job Center
Location: 877 W. Commercial Dr. – Wasilla, AK 99654
To pre-register: Call the front desk at (907) 352-2500
Work Keys test offered on Mondays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Fairbanks: Fairbanks Job Center
Location: 675 Seventh Avenue, Station D – Fairbanks, AK 99701-4531
To pre-register: Call the front desk at (907) 451-5901
Work Keys test offered most Mondays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Kenai: Kenai Job Center
Location: 11312 Kenai Spur Hwy #2, Kenai, AK 99611
To pre-register: Call the front desk at (907) 335-3010
Work Keys test times may vary.
The job centers and Nine Star will provide you with a copy of your Work Keys test scores which Alaska Works Partnership training applicants are responsible for submitting to our Alaska Works Partnership Inc. office by fax, email, or in person.
Alaska Works Partnership Inc.
Anchorage office Phone (907) 569-4711 Fax (907) 569-4716 Email: [email protected]
Fairbanks office Phone (907) 457-2597 Fax (907) 457-2591 Email: [email protected]