Henderson authorized as ACT WorkKeys Curriculum and Assessment Site

Henderson State University, in partnership with the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance, is proud to announce Henderson’s approval as an ACT WorkKeys Curriculum Site under the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services’ umbrella agreement with ACT.

This authorization marks a pivotal step forward in aligning educational outcomes with the practical needs of the workforce, ensuring that the region’s community members and students are equipped with the essential, job-related skills that are in high demand across the region.

“Henderson State is honored to offer the ACT WorkKeys Curriculum through our Educational Opportunity Center,” said Dr. Trey Berry, Henderson chancellor. “This program aligns with Henderson’s mission to prepare students for high-demand fields that drive community and economic development. We are grateful to partner with the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance to open the doors of opportunity and access for job seekers.”

Students over the age of 18 and local job seekers will have access to the WorkKeys assessments in areas such as Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents. Achieving National Career Readiness Certificates (NCRC) through these assessments can significantly improve employment opportunities for participants by demonstrating their skill levels to potential employers. Assessments are web-based, offered in both English and Spanish, and usually take one hour.

The site will be located at the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) on Henderson’s campus in McBrien Hall, with Tim Hall, assistant director of the EOC, serving as the curriculum administrator. Hours of instruction and assessment will be on Mondays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m.; and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Appointments can be scheduled with Hall outside of these hours based on staff availability.