On-Demand Webinar: Harness the Power of ACT WorkKeys for Stronger CTE Programs


Available On Demand

12.3 million learners across the country are enrolled in career and technical education (CTE) programs, making community colleges and CTE centers a critical hub for innovative, skill-based education and training programs—helping meet the country's very real and immediate challenges of student achievement, workforce development, and economic competitiveness. Learn how to partner with ACT to harness ACT® WorkKeys® Assessment data to align with employer benchmarks, strengthen program and institutional accreditation, and meet employer standards—to promote a stronger workforce ecosystem.  

This webinar will highlight best practices to:

  • Build and strengthen career navigation programs that lead to increased enrollments.
  • Empower learners with a skills-based credential that employers value.
  • Promote successful transitions to education and training programs, apprenticeships, and employment.
  • Enhance occupational certifications and industry-recognized credential pass rates.
  • Positively impact program and institutional accreditation.
  • Align education and training programs to employer benchmarks for work readiness.
  • Improve job placement and retention success rates.
  • Power a stronger workforce ecosystem that promotes economic development.



Domenic Giandomenico 
Director, State Government Relations 
ACT State and Federal Programs 

Domenic Giandomenico joined ACT after having spent 20 years in education policy and government relations. He’s worked on both sides of the political aisle and in a nonpartisan fashion throughout his career, having spent time at AdvanceCTE, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Democrats for Education Reform, and Project Lead The Way. After taking time to start a nonprofit dedicated to small-town and rural advocacy, he shifted focus to taking care of his kids, Phoebe and Jake. He has a bachelor's degree in political science from American University, and lives in Silver Spring, MD. 



Bryan Herrick, M.Ed. 
Senior Account Manager, Workforce 
ACT Work Ready Communities and Workforce Solutions 

Bryan has dedicated his professional career to the mission of providing educational and workforce development opportunities for individuals in addition to working with community colleges, career and technical education centers, state government agencies, and employers on a multitude of innovative workforce development initiatives that have strengthened workforce regions and promoted economic development. He has invested the majority of his career in the areas of Workforce Development, including career navigation programs, pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship training programs, adult education and literacy services, fast-track job training in partnership with workforce development boards, industrial/organizational consulting and job profiling, and customized training. He represented community colleges on the state Certified ACT® Work Ready Community Leadership Team and has led institutional and regional WorkKeys/NCRC/Certified ACT Work Ready Community initiatives that maximize the potential of people leading to a stronger, confident, engaged, and more productive workforce. 


Jasen Jones 
Director, Workforce Strategies and National Partnerships 
ACT Work Ready Communities and Workforce Solutions 

The journey of connecting communities with hope and prosperity empowers a meaningful career for Jasen Jones. He launched his career in radio broadcasting at local stations devoted to community service. This pathway opened doors for him in the community and economic development field for two local Chambers of Commerce in the Joplin, Missouri, region. He joined the dynamic team at the Southwest Missouri Workforce Investment Board in 2003 to lead this organization through numerous transitions to modernize customer service, boost the value of the labor market, and navigate one of the nation’s most complex workforce disaster recovery projects. Backed with two-and-a-half decades in community development and several case studies and awards for the region, He joined the workforce team at ACT in 2017. He hosts the ACT Ready for Work podcast and brings his mission to a national scale of connecting communities with hope and prosperity.