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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 160,282
 
Certified Counties4/67
Participating Counties18/67
Jobs Profiled252
Platinum3,290
Gold28,949
Silver82,792
Bronze45,251
Alaska
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 46,639
 
Certified Counties0/27
Participating Counties0/27
Jobs Profiled60
Platinum261
Gold8,773
Silver25,882
Bronze11,723
Arizona
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 7,992
 
Certified Counties0/15
Participating Counties0/15
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum75
Gold1,607
Silver4,761
Bronze1,549
Arkansas
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 73,977
 
Certified Counties1/75
Participating Counties22/75
Jobs Profiled123
Platinum650
Gold16,853
Silver43,660
Bronze12,814
California
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 12,728
 
Certified Counties0/58
Participating Counties1/58
Jobs Profiled66
Platinum162
Gold2,326
Silver7,011
Bronze3,229
Colorado
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 8,960
 
Certified Counties1/64
Participating Counties2/64
Jobs Profiled27
Platinum163
Gold1,246
Silver5,320
Bronze2,231
Connecticut
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 2,782
 
Certified Counties0/8
Participating Counties0/8
Jobs Profiled9
Platinum15
Gold382
Silver1,612
Bronze773
Delaware
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 417
 
Certified Counties0/3
Participating Counties0/3
Jobs Profiled1
Platinum2
Gold112
Silver248
Bronze55
Florida
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 114,543
 
Certified Counties0/67
Participating Counties0/67
Jobs Profiled498
Platinum239
Gold21,186
Silver64,500
Bronze28,618
Georgia
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 339,839
 
Certified Counties0/159
Participating Counties0/159
Jobs Profiled987
Platinum2,192
Gold62,694
Silver186,945
Bronze88,008
Hawaii
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 432
 
Certified Counties0/5
Participating Counties0/5
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum0
Gold38
Silver213
Bronze181
Idaho
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 150
 
Certified Counties0/44
Participating Counties0/44
Jobs Profiled14
Platinum3
Gold38
Silver81
Bronze28
Illinois
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 154,770
 
Certified Counties0/102
Participating Counties3/102
Jobs Profiled90
Platinum1,996
Gold37,397
Silver80,159
Bronze35,218
Indiana
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 132,759
 
Certified Counties6/92
Participating Counties7/92
Jobs Profiled974
Platinum1,062
Gold28,379
Silver78,372
Bronze24,946
Iowa
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 115,320
 
Certified Counties0/98
Participating Counties0/98
Jobs Profiled86
Platinum2,458
Gold25,874
Silver62,663
Bronze24,325
Kansas
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 32,589
 
Certified Counties3/105
Participating Counties5/105
Jobs Profiled120
Platinum978
Gold8,209
Silver17,463
Bronze5,939
Kentucky
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 154,333
 
Certified Counties0/120
Participating Counties0/120
Jobs Profiled141
Platinum1,123
Gold26,787
Silver99,150
Bronze27,273
Louisiana
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 112,198
 
Certified Counties10/64
Participating Counties17/64
Jobs Profiled42
Platinum1,756
Gold14,522
Silver62,797
Bronze33,123
Maine
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 134
 
Certified Counties0/16
Participating Counties0/16
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum4
Gold42
Silver75
Bronze13
Maryland
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 692
 
Certified Counties0/23
Participating Counties0/23
Jobs Profiled2
Platinum15
Gold142
Silver390
Bronze145
Massachusetts
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 924
 
Certified Counties0/14
Participating Counties0/14
Jobs Profiled10
Platinum5
Gold141
Silver506
Bronze272
Michigan
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 634,374
 
Certified Counties2/83
Participating Counties13/83
Jobs Profiled110
Platinum4,420
Gold150,279
Silver334,270
Bronze145,405
Minnesota
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 25,785
 
Certified Counties0/87
Participating Counties1/87
Jobs Profiled15
Platinum282
Gold7,086
Silver14,032
Bronze4,385
Mississippi
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 91,870
 
Certified Counties13/82
Participating Counties33/82
Jobs Profiled28
Platinum900
Gold12,616
Silver52,132
Bronze26,222
Missouri
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 107,127
 
Certified Counties67/114
Participating Counties90/114
Jobs Profiled380
Platinum1,245
Gold22,407
Silver60,801
Bronze22,674
Montana
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 1,776
 
Certified Counties0/56
Participating Counties0/56
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum16
Gold387
Silver1,015
Bronze358
Nebraska
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 2,584
 
Certified Counties0/93
Participating Counties1/93
Jobs Profiled55
Platinum116
Gold603
Silver1,191
Bronze674
Nevada
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 7,591
 
Certified Counties0/16
Participating Counties1/16
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum148
Gold1,875
Silver4,077
Bronze1,491
New Hampshire
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 6,627
 
Certified Counties0/10
Participating Counties0/10
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum103
Gold1,380
Silver3,788
Bronze1,356
New Jersey
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 783
 
Certified Counties0/21
Participating Counties0/21
Jobs Profiled4
Platinum4
Gold98
Silver386
Bronze295
New Mexico
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 33,991
 
Certified Counties2/33
Participating Counties2/33
Jobs Profiled64
Platinum205
Gold5,782
Silver18,879
Bronze9,125
New York
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 2,398
 
Certified Counties0/62
Participating Counties0/62
Jobs Profiled29
Platinum87
Gold477
Silver1,287
Bronze547
North Carolina
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 434,773
 
Certified Counties37/100
Participating Counties59/100
Jobs Profiled958
Platinum6,831
Gold81,833
Silver246,064
Bronze100,045
North Dakota
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 1,223
 
Certified Counties0/53
Participating Counties0/53
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum72
Gold432
Silver456
Bronze263
Ohio
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 164,663
 
Certified Counties1/88
Participating Counties4/88
Jobs Profiled317
Platinum1,368
Gold35,081
Silver100,083
Bronze28,131
Oklahoma
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 139,094
 
Certified Counties1/77
Participating Counties1/77
Jobs Profiled228
Platinum1,373
Gold26,785
Silver81,079
Bronze29,857
Oregon
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 68,136
 
Certified Counties14/36
Participating Counties36/36
Jobs Profiled93
Platinum1,022
Gold19,922
Silver36,682
Bronze10,510
Pennsylvania
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 34,347
 
Certified Counties0/67
Participating Counties0/67
Jobs Profiled191
Platinum371
Gold8,599
Silver19,921
Bronze5,456
Rhode Island
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 1,054
 
Certified Counties0/5
Participating Counties0/5
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum4
Gold116
Silver571
Bronze363
South Carolina
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 437,673
 
Certified Counties46/46
Participating Counties46/46
Jobs Profiled1,472
Platinum2,595
Gold70,155
Silver237,780
Bronze127,143
South Dakota
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 24,518
 
Certified Counties0/66
Participating Counties0/66
Jobs Profiled31
Platinum982
Gold6,609
Silver13,245
Bronze3,682
Tennessee
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 120,914
 
Certified Counties12/95
Participating Counties22/95
Jobs Profiled241
Platinum589
Gold27,787
Silver68,144
Bronze24,394
Texas
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 26,080
 
Certified Counties2/254
Participating Counties3/254
Jobs Profiled178
Platinum299
Gold5,588
Silver15,387
Bronze4,806
Utah
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 4,051
 
Certified Counties0/29
Participating Counties0/29
Jobs Profiled23
Platinum29
Gold1,224
Silver2,285
Bronze513
Vermont
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 2,893
 
Certified Counties0/14
Participating Counties0/14
Jobs Profiled36
Platinum19
Gold676
Silver1,639
Bronze559
Virginia
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 17,715
 
Certified Counties5/134
Participating Counties9/134
Jobs Profiled236
Platinum262
Gold2,774
Silver9,305
Bronze5,374
Washington
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 5,200
 
Certified Counties0/39
Participating Counties1/39
Jobs Profiled47
Platinum112
Gold1,610
Silver2,790
Bronze688
Washington DC
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 94
 
Certified Counties0/1
Participating Counties0/1
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum3
Gold7
Silver41
Bronze43
West Virginia
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 66,801
 
Certified Counties0/55
Participating Counties0/55
Jobs Profiled107
Platinum210
Gold11,664
Silver41,776
Bronze13,151
Wisconsin
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 183,607
 
Certified Counties0/72
Participating Counties1/72
Jobs Profiled31
Platinum1,380
Gold53,655
Silver99,203
Bronze29,369
Wyoming
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 9,376
 
Certified Counties0/23
Participating Counties2/23
Jobs Profiled7
Platinum42
Gold2,147
Silver5,400
Bronze1,787
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

4,376,790

ACT WorkKeys NCRC Levels:
  • Platinum:53,236
  • Gold:904,818
  • Silver:2,411,076
  • Bronze:1,007,660
Participating Counties: 400
Employers Supporting: 21,366
Jobs Profiled: 21,840

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 June 30, 2018 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through June 30, 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.