Most 11th graders work ready
The South Carolina State Department of Education recently released scores for WorkKeys, a skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop and retain a quality workforce. According to information provided by the District, 93.6 percent of all 11th graders in Anderson School District One received a National Career Readiness Certificate that identifies them as “work ready” by earning platinum, gold, silver and bronze.
Results show 0.3% earned platinum, 22.2% earned gold, 53.2% earned silver and 17.9% earned bronze.
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Jane Harrison said, “Our goal is to help our students build an educational pathway to success whether they choose college or the workforce. WorkKeys gives us the tools to assess and provide critical information for these students.”
Superintendent David Havird said, “The positive ACT WorkKeys results confirm the hard work our students and staff put into career readiness and workforce development skills. I commend them for their efforts.”