IOWA CITY, Iowa, Jan. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ACT, Inc. and Aspiring Minds have partnered to launch ACT® Stack™, a work-readiness solution for institutions, employers and individuals around the world who need to identify and measure work readiness covering foundational, job-specific and essential skills.
ACT Stack combines a comprehensive set of foundational and job-specific skill assessments from ACT and Aspiring Minds that are designed to validate the skills necessary for success in the workplace. Together they will enable "stackable credentials" for current and prospective employees as well as students, helping companies and institutions better prepare people for jobs in the 21st century.
ACT is the nonprofit learning, measurement and navigation organization behind the ACT® test, ACT® WorkKeys®, and the ACT® National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC®). Aspiring Minds is a global leader in talent assessments and credentialing, working with some of the world's largest corporations to help select the right talent and with institutions and job seekers to measure and credential job readiness. Aspiring Minds' highly scalable artificial intelligence (AI)-driven assessment and interviewing technology consistently helps organizations of all sizes take the guesswork out of hiring their ideal candidates.
ACT Stack easily enables organizations to assess their employees' competencies and identify key skills and performance gaps. With AI-driven technology, companies can better manage the costs associated with an unsuccessful hire and hire with confidence for all types of positions and skill types.
"This collaboration is a natural fit that will benefit employers and job seekers around the world," said Suzana Delanghe, ACT chief commercial officer. "We are very excited to be joining forces with Aspiring Minds to create ACT Stack and to build on the legacy of both organizations to improve workforce readiness and link employers with the right talent."
"With the rapidly evolving nature of jobs, workforce readiness signals are severely underserved," said Himanshu Aggarwal, co-founder & CEO Aspiring Minds. "We are very excited to partner with ACT to provide a comprehensive, credible and highly scalable workforce credentialing solution. Aspiring Minds' highly scalable AI-driven assessment technology has led to its global success in helping organizations select the right talent and assess and certify job readiness."
ACT Stack will combine ACT assessments and credentialing programs such as ACT WorkKeys and the recently launched ACT® Tessera® Workforce with Aspiring Minds' Automata, the world's most advanced programming assessment; SVAR, AI-powered spoken language assessments; and over 200 simulations and skill tests. This robust set of assessments will be delivered on Aspiring Minds state-of-the-art assessment and credentialing platform providing a simple yet powerful user experience.
"Our collaboration with Aspiring Minds on ACT Stack will add to the richness of our product offerings while making them available to more of our international customers in a way that is convenient to them," said Simmy Ziv-el, ACT vice president of international markets & global business development. "Working together provides us with a great opportunity to deliver on the promise of stackable credentials, which help workers to build up their qualifications and navigate their career pathway."
Terms of the agreement were not released.
For more information about ACT Stack, visit: www.act.org/stack.
ACT is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. Headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa, ACT is trusted as a national leader in college and career readiness, providing high-quality assessments grounded in nearly 60 years of research. ACT offers a uniquely integrated set of solutions designed to provide personalized insights that help individuals succeed from elementary school through career. To learn more, visit www.act.org.
About Aspiring Minds
Aspiring Minds is a global leader in job skills assessments and credentialing, dramatically improving recruitment efficiency. Powered by AI, psychometry and science both Fortune 500 and over 3,000 companies and institutions worldwide rely on our validated assessments to help them recruit the right people, develop requisite skills benchmarks and to assess workforce health. Aspiring Minds' flagship product AMCAT is the world's most popular employability test helping over three million candidates find the 'right' jobs every year. Using proprietary adaptive assessment technology and machine learning algorithms, AMCAT provides adaptive, standardized and reliable measurements of language, cognitive, behavioral skills across a wide range of functional skills for a wide variety of jobs. Visit www.aspiringminds.com
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