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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 161,657
 
Certified Counties4/67
Participating Counties18/67
Jobs Profiled260
Platinum3,458
Gold29,244
Silver83,336
Bronze45,619
Alaska
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 46,872
 
Certified Counties0/27
Participating Counties0/27
Jobs Profiled44
Platinum289
Gold8,816
Silver25,966
Bronze11,801
Arizona
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 8,008
 
Certified Counties0/15
Participating Counties0/15
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum75
Gold1,611
Silver4,773
Bronze1,549
Arkansas
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 74,558
 
Certified Counties2/75
Participating Counties22/75
Jobs Profiled123
Platinum764
Gold16,998
Silver43,874
Bronze12,922
California
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 12,939
 
Certified Counties0/58
Participating Counties1/58
Jobs Profiled68
Platinum180
Gold2,378
Silver7,075
Bronze3,306
Colorado
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 9,086
 
Certified Counties1/64
Participating Counties2/64
Jobs Profiled28
Platinum181
Gold1,275
Silver5,366
Bronze2,264
Connecticut
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 2,799
 
Certified Counties0/8
Participating Counties0/8
Jobs Profiled9
Platinum15
Gold387
Silver1,615
Bronze782
Delaware
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 419
 
Certified Counties0/3
Participating Counties0/3
Jobs Profiled1
Platinum2
Gold113
Silver249
Bronze55
Florida
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 114,662
 
Certified Counties0/67
Participating Counties0/67
Jobs Profiled498
Platinum258
Gold21,211
Silver64,550
Bronze28,643
Georgia
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 340,109
 
Certified Counties0/159
Participating Counties0/159
Jobs Profiled1,015
Platinum2,235
Gold62,751
Silver187,054
Bronze88,069
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 153
 
Certified Counties0/44
Participating Counties0/44
Jobs Profiled14
Platinum3
Gold38
Silver83
Bronze29
Illinois
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 155,074
 
Certified Counties0/102
Participating Counties3/102
Jobs Profiled93
Platinum2,067
Gold37,468
Silver80,261
Bronze35,278
Indiana
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 133,466
 
Certified Counties6/92
Participating Counties7/92
Jobs Profiled979
Platinum1,191
Gold28,566
Silver78,631
Bronze25,078
Iowa
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 117,028
 
Certified Counties0/98
Participating Counties0/98
Jobs Profiled86
Platinum2,804
Gold26,271
Silver63,168
Bronze24,785
Kansas
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 33,323
 
Certified Counties3/105
Participating Counties5/105
Jobs Profiled120
Platinum1,115
Gold8,387
Silver17,698
Bronze6,123
Kentucky
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 155,158
 
Certified Counties0/120
Participating Counties0/120
Jobs Profiled141
Platinum1,248
Gold27,021
Silver99,500
Bronze27,389
Louisiana
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 112,739
 
Certified Counties10/64
Participating Counties18/64
Jobs Profiled42
Platinum1,827
Gold14,609
Silver63,025
Bronze33,278
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 703
 
Certified Counties0/23
Participating Counties0/23
Jobs Profiled2
Platinum19
Gold145
Silver392
Bronze147
Massachusetts
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 936
 
Certified Counties0/14
Participating Counties0/14
Jobs Profiled10
Platinum5
Gold144
Silver509
Bronze278
Michigan
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 635,141
 
Certified Counties2/83
Participating Counties13/83
Jobs Profiled110
Platinum4,517
Gold150,481
Silver334,609
Bronze145,534
Minnesota
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 25,834
 
Certified Counties0/87
Participating Counties1/87
Jobs Profiled15
Platinum289
Gold7,102
Silver14,046
Bronze4,397
Mississippi
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 94,534
 
Certified Counties14/82
Participating Counties38/82
Jobs Profiled33
Platinum1,061
Gold13,047
Silver53,223
Bronze27,203
Missouri
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 108,906
 
Certified Counties71/114
Participating Counties94/114
Jobs Profiled380
Platinum1,464
Gold22,807
Silver61,422
Bronze23,213
Montana
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 1,786
 
Certified Counties0/56
Participating Counties0/56
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum20
Gold390
Silver1,017
Bronze359
Nebraska
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 2,835
 
Certified Counties0/93
Participating Counties1/93
Jobs Profiled55
Platinum138
Gold621
Silver1,277
Bronze799
Nevada
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 7,631
 
Certified Counties0/16
Participating Counties1/16
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum152
Gold1,884
Silver4,090
Bronze1,505
New Hampshire
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 6,695
 
Certified Counties0/10
Participating Counties0/10
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum121
Gold1,401
Silver3,810
Bronze1,363
New Jersey
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 785
 
Certified Counties0/21
Participating Counties0/21
Jobs Profiled4
Platinum4
Gold98
Silver388
Bronze295
New Mexico
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 34,299
 
Certified Counties2/33
Participating Counties2/33
Jobs Profiled64
Platinum247
Gold5,849
Silver18,995
Bronze9,208
New York
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 2,530
 
Certified Counties0/62
Participating Counties0/62
Jobs Profiled30
Platinum105
Gold507
Silver1,332
Bronze586
North Carolina
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 436,370
 
Certified Counties38/100
Participating Counties62/100
Jobs Profiled958
Platinum7,021
Gold82,229
Silver246,643
Bronze100,477
North Dakota
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 1,225
 
Certified Counties0/53
Participating Counties0/53
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum72
Gold434
Silver456
Bronze263
Ohio
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 167,172
 
Certified Counties3/88
Participating Counties4/88
Jobs Profiled323
Platinum1,736
Gold35,764
Silver101,071
Bronze28,601
Oklahoma
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 139,665
 
Certified Counties1/77
Participating Counties1/77
Jobs Profiled228
Platinum1,469
Gold26,932
Silver81,284
Bronze29,980
Oregon
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 68,514
 
Certified Counties14/36
Participating Counties36/36
Jobs Profiled93
Platinum1,112
Gold20,028
Silver36,792
Bronze10,582
Pennsylvania
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 34,736
 
Certified Counties0/67
Participating Counties0/67
Jobs Profiled191
Platinum415
Gold8,696
Silver20,052
Bronze5,573
Rhode Island
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 1,055
 
Certified Counties0/5
Participating Counties0/5
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum4
Gold116
Silver572
Bronze363
South Carolina
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 438,549
 
Certified Counties46/46
Participating Counties46/46
Jobs Profiled1,473
Platinum2,736
Gold70,362
Silver238,103
Bronze127,348
South Dakota
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 24,690
 
Certified Counties0/66
Participating Counties0/66
Jobs Profiled31
Platinum1,016
Gold6,659
Silver13,300
Bronze3,715
Tennessee
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 121,535
 
Certified Counties12/95
Participating Counties22/95
Jobs Profiled241
Platinum705
Gold27,928
Silver68,373
Bronze24,529
Texas
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 26,553
 
Certified Counties2/254
Participating Counties3/254
Jobs Profiled184
Platinum394
Gold5,705
Silver15,551
Bronze4,903
Utah
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 4,099
 
Certified Counties0/29
Participating Counties0/29
Jobs Profiled23
Platinum47
Gold1,241
Silver2,296
Bronze515
Vermont
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 2,895
 
Certified Counties0/14
Participating Counties0/14
Jobs Profiled36
Platinum19
Gold676
Silver1,641
Bronze559
Virginia
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 18,235
 
Certified Counties5/134
Participating Counties10/134
Jobs Profiled236
Platinum335
Gold2,876
Silver9,475
Bronze5,549
Washington
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 5,232
 
Certified Counties0/39
Participating Counties1/39
Jobs Profiled47
Platinum125
Gold1,616
Silver2,797
Bronze694
Washington DC
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 95
 
Certified Counties0/1
Participating Counties0/1
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum3
Gold7
Silver41
Bronze44
West Virginia
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 67,089
 
Certified Counties0/55
Participating Counties0/55
Jobs Profiled107
Platinum246
Gold11,746
Silver41,864
Bronze13,233
Wisconsin
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 184,026
 
Certified Counties0/72
Participating Counties1/72
Jobs Profiled35
Platinum1,427
Gold53,749
Silver99,339
Bronze29,511
Wyoming
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 9,403
 
Certified Counties0/23
Participating Counties2/23
Jobs Profiled7
Platinum50
Gold2,154
Silver5,407
Bronze1,792
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.
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
 
ACT WorkKeys NCRC Earned State Rankings
  • Top
  • 1-10
  • 11-20
  • 21-30
  • 31-40
  • 41-50

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

4,399,981

ACT WorkKeys NCRC Levels:
  • Platinum:56,545
  • Gold:910,163
  • Silver:2,419,594
  • Bronze:1,013,679
Participating Counties: 414
Employers Supporting: 21,861
Jobs Profiled: 21,894

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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Employers recognize the ACT® WorkKeys® NCRC®

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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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What Others Are Saying

"Having been in site selection for many years, it has always been difficult to ensure my clients that there is available, stable and reliable workforce in a community. However, in the last few years when I see that a county is ACT Work Ready I know that they are following the steps in planning for the current and future workforce. Therefore, our tendency at FCG is to look strongly at ACT Work Ready Communities for new site locations. I would encourage all communities to seek that status."

Mr. Deane C. Foote, CEcD
President & CEO
Foote Consulting Group, LLC
deane@footeconsulting.com

"As a national site selector, one of the few factors that are critical to almost every company and project is workforce. It is imperative for communities to focus on knowing and improving their existing workforce as well as retaining and attracting high quality talent. ACT Work Ready Communities are setting themselves apart by intentionally developing their local workforce in support of their existing companies while positioning themselves to attract new companies."

Robby Burgan
Manager, Location Strategies
Evergreen Advisors
www.evergreenadvisorsllc.com

"ACT Work Ready is truly the best workforce development marketing tool I have seen."

Chad Chancellor
Co-Founder/CEO
The Next Move Group
New Orleans, Louisiana
http://www.thenextmovegroup.com

"Outstanding program that helps business recruit and retain qualified workers. Congrats on the milestone. As a corrorlary would recommend that all counties become work ready certified.

Dennis Donovan
Director Global Site Selection
Wadley, Donovan, Gutshaw Consulting
ddonovan@wadley-donovan.com

"ACT WorkKeys has been a tremendous help by showing us who has initiative by successfully taking WorkKeys and achieving the scores needed to walk in the door ready to be trained to safely and effectively run a chemical plant."

Todd Akard
Recruiter
Eastman

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 August 31, 2018 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through August 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.