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States with State- or County-Led
ACT® Work Ready Communities
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States with State or County Led ACT Work Ready Communities


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Alabama
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 136,074
 
Certified Counties4/68
Participating Counties18/68
Jobs Profiled243
Platinum644
Gold24,214
Silver74,291
Bronze36,925
Alaska
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 46,433
 
Certified Counties0/32
Participating Counties0/32
Jobs Profiled44
Platinum230
Gold8,733
Silver25,816
Bronze11,654
Arizona
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 7,828
 
Certified Counties0/16
Participating Counties0/16
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum62
Gold1,577
Silver4,681
Bronze1,508
Arkansas
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 72,423
 
Certified Counties1/76
Participating Counties22/76
Jobs Profiled123
Platinum424
Gold16,507
Silver43,098
Bronze12,394
California
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 12,193
 
Certified Counties0/59
Participating Counties1/59
Jobs Profiled66
Platinum120
Gold2,234
Silver6,813
Bronze3,026
Colorado
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 7,836
 
Certified Counties1/65
Participating Counties1/65
Jobs Profiled25
Platinum103
Gold1,080
Silver4,815
Bronze1,838
Connecticut
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 2,677
 
Certified Counties0/9
Participating Counties0/9
Jobs Profiled9
Platinum3
Gold358
Silver1,569
Bronze747
Delaware
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 416
 
Certified Counties0/4
Participating Counties0/4
Jobs Profiled1
Platinum2
Gold111
Silver248
Bronze55
Florida
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 114,437
 
Certified Counties0/68
Participating Counties0/68
Jobs Profiled498
Platinum227
Gold21,173
Silver64,452
Bronze28,585
Georgia
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 338,897
 
Certified Counties0/160
Participating Counties0/160
Jobs Profiled974
Platinum2,077
Gold62,458
Silver186,619
Bronze87,743
Hawaii
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 432
 
Certified Counties0/6
Participating Counties0/6
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum0
Gold38
Silver213
Bronze181
Idaho
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 149
 
Certified Counties0/45
Participating Counties0/45
Jobs Profiled14
Platinum2
Gold38
Silver81
Bronze28
Illinois
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 154,040
 
Certified Counties0/103
Participating Counties3/103
Jobs Profiled86
Platinum1,838
Gold37,212
Silver79,891
Bronze35,099
Indiana
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 130,937
 
Certified Counties6/93
Participating Counties7/93
Jobs Profiled963
Platinum758
Gold27,900
Silver77,737
Bronze24,542
Iowa
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 111,282
 
Certified Counties0/100
Participating Counties0/100
Jobs Profiled85
Platinum1,761
Gold24,947
Silver61,342
Bronze23,232
Kansas
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 30,663
 
Certified Counties3/106
Participating Counties5/106
Jobs Profiled111
Platinum664
Gold7,788
Silver16,772
Bronze5,439
Kentucky
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 152,608
 
Certified Counties0/121
Participating Counties0/121
Jobs Profiled141
Platinum884
Gold26,316
Silver98,344
Bronze27,064
Louisiana
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 98,279
 
Certified Counties10/65
Participating Counties13/65
Jobs Profiled41
Platinum1,059
Gold12,439
Silver55,963
Bronze28,818
Maine
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 132
 
Certified Counties0/17
Participating Counties0/17
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum4
Gold41
Silver74
Bronze13
Maryland
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 655
 
Certified Counties0/25
Participating Counties0/25
Jobs Profiled2
Platinum5
Gold132
Silver378
Bronze140
Massachusetts
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 886
 
Certified Counties0/15
Participating Counties0/15
Jobs Profiled10
Platinum3
Gold136
Silver495
Bronze252
Michigan
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 631,014
 
Certified Counties2/84
Participating Counties13/84
Jobs Profiled110
Platinum4,012
Gold149,398
Silver332,638
Bronze144,966
Minnesota
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 25,431
 
Certified Counties0/88
Participating Counties1/88
Jobs Profiled15
Platinum211
Gold7,020
Silver13,895
Bronze4,305
Mississippi
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 85,729
 
Certified Counties10/83
Participating Counties30/83
Jobs Profiled24
Platinum485
Gold11,725
Silver49,782
Bronze23,737
Missouri
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 99,396
 
Certified Counties56/116
Participating Counties87/116
Jobs Profiled380
Platinum591
Gold21,071
Silver57,537
Bronze20,197
Montana
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 1,773
 
Certified Counties0/57
Participating Counties0/57
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum15
Gold386
Silver1,014
Bronze358
Nebraska
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 2,357
 
Certified Counties0/94
Participating Counties1/94
Jobs Profiled54
Platinum88
Gold540
Silver1,141
Bronze588
Nevada
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 7,391
 
Certified Counties0/18
Participating Counties1/18
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum104
Gold1,839
Silver4,006
Bronze1,442
New Hampshire
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 6,491
 
Certified Counties0/11
Participating Counties0/11
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum69
Gold1,341
Silver3,752
Bronze1,329
New Jersey
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 780
 
Certified Counties0/22
Participating Counties0/22
Jobs Profiled4
Platinum3
Gold98
Silver385
Bronze294
New Mexico
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 33,387
 
Certified Counties2/34
Participating Counties2/34
Jobs Profiled64
Platinum106
Gold5,649
Silver18,664
Bronze8,968
New York
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 2,064
 
Certified Counties0/63
Participating Counties0/63
Jobs Profiled26
Platinum32
Gold388
Silver1,179
Bronze465
North Carolina
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 431,112
 
Certified Counties35/101
Participating Counties57/101
Jobs Profiled953
Platinum6,352
Gold81,063
Silver244,685
Bronze99,012
North Dakota
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 984
 
Certified Counties0/54
Participating Counties0/54
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum34
Gold278
Silver442
Bronze230
Ohio
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 159,756
 
Certified Counties1/89
Participating Counties4/89
Jobs Profiled315
Platinum816
Gold34,001
Silver98,210
Bronze26,729
Oklahoma
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 136,840
 
Certified Counties1/78
Participating Counties1/78
Jobs Profiled223
Platinum1,080
Gold26,302
Silver80,186
Bronze29,272
Oregon
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 66,933
 
Certified Counties14/37
Participating Counties36/37
Jobs Profiled93
Platinum773
Gold19,648
Silver36,316
Bronze10,196
Pennsylvania
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 33,721
 
Certified Counties0/68
Participating Counties0/68
Jobs Profiled190
Platinum256
Gold8,476
Silver19,722
Bronze5,267
Rhode Island
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 1,038
 
Certified Counties0/6
Participating Counties0/6
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum1
Gold114
Silver564
Bronze359
South Carolina
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 431,631
 
Certified Counties46/47
Participating Counties46/47
Jobs Profiled1,450
Platinum1,937
Gold68,983
Silver235,574
Bronze125,137
South Dakota
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 23,597
 
Certified Counties0/67
Participating Counties0/67
Jobs Profiled31
Platinum759
Gold6,389
Silver12,924
Bronze3,525
Tennessee
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 119,320
 
Certified Counties11/96
Participating Counties21/96
Jobs Profiled235
Platinum301
Gold27,383
Silver67,616
Bronze24,020
Texas
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 24,916
 
Certified Counties2/255
Participating Counties3/255
Jobs Profiled178
Platinum136
Gold5,321
Silver14,908
Bronze4,551
Utah
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 4,041
 
Certified Counties0/30
Participating Counties0/30
Jobs Profiled23
Platinum28
Gold1,219
Silver2,282
Bronze512
Vermont
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 2,867
 
Certified Counties0/15
Participating Counties0/15
Jobs Profiled36
Platinum14
Gold670
Silver1,628
Bronze555
Virginia
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 16,085
 
Certified Counties5/135
Participating Counties8/135
Jobs Profiled235
Platinum122
Gold2,522
Silver8,754
Bronze4,687
Washington
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 5,091
 
Certified Counties0/40
Participating Counties1/40
Jobs Profiled47
Platinum77
Gold1,591
Silver2,759
Bronze664
Washington DC
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 89
 
Certified Counties0/2
Participating Counties0/2
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum3
Gold7
Silver38
Bronze41
West Virginia
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 66,398
 
Certified Counties0/56
Participating Counties0/56
Jobs Profiled107
Platinum153
Gold11,556
Silver41,634
Bronze13,055
Wisconsin
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 182,205
 
Certified Counties0/73
Participating Counties1/73
Jobs Profiled30
Platinum1,203
Gold53,375
Silver98,736
Bronze28,891
Wyoming
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 9,097
 
Certified Counties0/24
Participating Counties2/24
Jobs Profiled7
Platinum13
Gold2,116
Silver5,292
Bronze1,676
ACT WorkKeys NCRC EARNED STATE RANKINGS
This map shows which states have the highest number of people per capita who have earned the ACT WorkKeys NCRC.
States with the greatest percentage of earners are in dark red.
 
ACT WorkKeys NCRC Earned State Rankings
  • Top
  • 1-10
  • 11-20
  • 21-30
  • 31-40
  • 41-50
Alabama
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 22
Alaska
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 2
Arizona
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 33
Arkansas
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 10
California
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 43
Colorado
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 44
Connecticut
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 37
Delaware
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 42
Florida
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 23
Georgia
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 5
Hawaii
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 40
Idaho
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 49
Illinois
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 18
Indiana
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 11
Iowa
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 9
Kansas
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 32
Kentucky
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 8
Louisiana
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 21
Maine
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 50
Maryland
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 47
Massachusetts
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 45
Michigan
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 3
Minnesota
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 24
Mississippi
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 41
Missouri
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 20
Montana
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 28
Nebraska
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 39
Nevada
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 29
New Hampshire
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 26
New Jersey
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 48
New Mexico
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 16
New York
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 46
North Carolina
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 7
North Dakota
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 34
Ohio
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 19
Oklahoma
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 6
Oregon
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 15
Pennsylvania
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 27
Rhode Island
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 35
South Carolina
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 1
South Dakota
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 13
Tennessee
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 12
Texas
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 36
Utah
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 31
Vermont
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 25
Virginia
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 30
Washington
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 38
Washington DC
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 0
West Virginia
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 4
Wisconsin
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 17
Wyoming
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 0
National Ranking 14

What is an ACT® Work Ready Community?

ACT Work Ready Communities (WRC) empowers states, regions and counties with data, processes and tools that drive economic growth. Participants are leveraging the ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® (NCRC®) to measure and close the skills gap — and building common frameworks that link, align and match their workforce development efforts.

ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® Total

4,223,288

ACT WorkKeys NCRC Levels:
  • Platinum:32,841
  • Gold:870,604
  • Silver:2,354,896
  • Bronze:964,947
Participating Counties: 385
Employers Supporting: 20,550
Jobs Profiled: 21,723

Work Ready Communities Boot Camp

ACT offers a performance-driven program WRC leadership teams use to initiate, deploy and drive carefully-tailored efforts that grow the number of counties certified as work ready communities.

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Counties

Counties may engage in the ACT Work Ready Communities program. Any municipality may be accepted into the Boot Camp to build and launch their Work Ready Communities initiative.

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Employers

Employers can be the fuel to drive successful state and county Work Ready Communities initiatives simply by recognizing the ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate®. And in doing so, they will have a more qualified workforce ready to fill their jobs. Learn more about why employers should engage.

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Economic Development

By achieving certified ACT's Work Ready Communities status, counties are demonstrating they have a robust workforce development effort aligned to their economic development needs resulting in:

Business and Industry

know exactly what foundational skills they need for a productive workforce - and to easily communicate their needs

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Individuals

understand what skills are required by employers - and how to prepare themselves for success

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Policy makers

consistently measure the skills gap in a timely manner at the national, state and local levels

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Educators

close the skills gap, via tools integrated into career pathways with stackable industry-recognized credentials

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Economic Developers

developers use an on-demand reporting tool to market the quality of their workforce

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This website reports the ACT® WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificates earned at the county and state level and the progress being made by those participating states and counties in the ACT Work Ready Community initiative. This site only represents data stored in the ACT RegiSTAR™ system, a web-based reporting and management tool for ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificates.


State and national ACT WorkKeys NCRC data runs from January 2006 through March 31, 2018 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through March 31, 2018 , while national job profile data reaches back to 1993. Again, please note that county-level ACT WorkKeys NCRC data collection began in January 2012 for WorkKeys Internet Version, and in July 2012 for pencil and paper assessments. State and national certificate totals include historical data prior to 2012.


WorkKeys® assessments are used across the nation, and many states have built their own Career Readiness Certificates based upon WorkKeys assessment results. You will find an asterisk denoting those states. This website will continue to evolve as the first two rounds of participating states give us feedback on what they would like to see -- and based on your feedback, as well.


Please contact us if you have comments, questions or would like to receive more information.