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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 158,864
 
Certified Counties4/68
Participating Counties18/68
Jobs Profiled246
Platinum3,122
Gold28,632
Silver82,228
Bronze44,882
Alaska
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 46,479
 
Certified Counties0/32
Participating Counties0/32
Jobs Profiled44
Platinum242
Gold8,747
Silver25,829
Bronze11,661
Arizona
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 7,913
 
Certified Counties0/16
Participating Counties0/16
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum68
Gold1,592
Silver4,730
Bronze1,523
Arkansas
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 73,145
 
Certified Counties1/76
Participating Counties22/76
Jobs Profiled123
Platinum510
Gold16,668
Silver43,374
Bronze12,593
California
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 12,358
 
Certified Counties0/59
Participating Counties1/59
Jobs Profiled66
Platinum135
Gold2,274
Silver6,874
Bronze3,075
Colorado
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 8,113
 
Certified Counties1/65
Participating Counties1/65
Jobs Profiled25
Platinum120
Gold1,133
Silver4,922
Bronze1,938
Connecticut
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 2,684
 
Certified Counties0/9
Participating Counties0/9
Jobs Profiled9
Platinum4
Gold358
Silver1,574
Bronze748
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 114,456
 
Certified Counties0/68
Participating Counties0/68
Jobs Profiled498
Platinum230
Gold21,178
Silver64,454
Bronze28,594
Georgia
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 339,401
 
Certified Counties0/160
Participating Counties0/160
Jobs Profiled977
Platinum2,127
Gold62,581
Silver186,797
Bronze87,896
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 150
 
Certified Counties0/45
Participating Counties0/45
Jobs Profiled14
Platinum3
Gold38
Silver81
Bronze28
Illinois
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 154,397
 
Certified Counties0/103
Participating Counties3/103
Jobs Profiled88
Platinum1,919
Gold37,308
Silver80,010
Bronze35,160
Indiana
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 131,868
 
Certified Counties6/93
Participating Counties7/93
Jobs Profiled968
Platinum924
Gold28,161
Silver78,040
Bronze24,743
Iowa
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 113,184
 
Certified Counties0/100
Participating Counties0/100
Jobs Profiled85
Platinum2,071
Gold25,393
Silver61,967
Bronze23,753
Kansas
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 31,436
 
Certified Counties3/106
Participating Counties5/106
Jobs Profiled119
Platinum774
Gold7,961
Silver17,049
Bronze5,652
Kentucky
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 153,225
 
Certified Counties0/121
Participating Counties0/121
Jobs Profiled141
Platinum987
Gold26,487
Silver98,603
Bronze27,148
Louisiana
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 111,244
 
Certified Counties10/65
Participating Counties13/65
Jobs Profiled42
Platinum1,670
Gold14,377
Silver62,455
Bronze32,742
Maine
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 134
 
Certified Counties0/17
Participating Counties0/17
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum4
Gold42
Silver75
Bronze13
Maryland
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 657
 
Certified Counties0/25
Participating Counties0/25
Jobs Profiled2
Platinum7
Gold132
Silver378
Bronze140
Massachusetts
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 905
 
Certified Counties0/15
Participating Counties0/15
Jobs Profiled10
Platinum3
Gold140
Silver501
Bronze261
Michigan
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 631,958
 
Certified Counties2/84
Participating Counties13/84
Jobs Profiled110
Platinum4,130
Gold149,660
Silver333,063
Bronze145,105
Minnesota
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 25,519
 
Certified Counties0/88
Participating Counties1/88
Jobs Profiled15
Platinum233
Gold7,034
Silver13,933
Bronze4,319
Mississippi
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 87,997
 
Certified Counties12/83
Participating Counties31/83
Jobs Profiled26
Platinum662
Gold12,063
Silver50,649
Bronze24,623
Missouri
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 102,216
 
Certified Counties64/116
Participating Counties90/116
Jobs Profiled380
Platinum914
Gold21,631
Silver58,568
Bronze21,103
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 2,444
 
Certified Counties0/94
Participating Counties1/94
Jobs Profiled54
Platinum100
Gold567
Silver1,156
Bronze621
Nevada
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 7,431
 
Certified Counties0/18
Participating Counties1/18
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum109
Gold1,848
Silver4,020
Bronze1,454
New Hampshire
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 6,557
 
Certified Counties0/11
Participating Counties0/11
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum86
Gold1,355
Silver3,774
Bronze1,342
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 33,616
 
Certified Counties2/34
Participating Counties2/34
Jobs Profiled64
Platinum146
Gold5,696
Silver18,746
Bronze9,028
New York
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 2,261
 
Certified Counties0/63
Participating Counties0/63
Jobs Profiled28
Platinum62
Gold440
Silver1,245
Bronze514
North Carolina
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 432,213
 
Certified Counties37/101
Participating Counties57/101
Jobs Profiled953
Platinum6,533
Gold81,329
Silver245,119
Bronze99,232
North Dakota
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 1,062
 
Certified Counties0/54
Participating Counties0/54
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum44
Gold341
Silver445
Bronze232
Ohio
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 160,901
 
Certified Counties1/89
Participating Counties4/89
Jobs Profiled316
Platinum956
Gold34,267
Silver98,622
Bronze27,056
Oklahoma
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 138,136
 
Certified Counties1/78
Participating Counties1/78
Jobs Profiled223
Platinum1,238
Gold26,564
Silver80,706
Bronze29,628
Oregon
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 67,190
 
Certified Counties14/37
Participating Counties36/37
Jobs Profiled93
Platinum854
Gold19,721
Silver36,375
Bronze10,240
Pennsylvania
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 33,924
 
Certified Counties0/68
Participating Counties0/68
Jobs Profiled190
Platinum292
Gold8,518
Silver19,782
Bronze5,332
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 433,718
 
Certified Counties46/47
Participating Counties46/47
Jobs Profiled1,456
Platinum2,158
Gold69,374
Silver236,316
Bronze125,870
South Dakota
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 24,216
 
Certified Counties0/67
Participating Counties0/67
Jobs Profiled31
Platinum919
Gold6,538
Silver13,134
Bronze3,625
Tennessee
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 119,899
 
Certified Counties11/96
Participating Counties22/96
Jobs Profiled235
Platinum399
Gold27,561
Silver67,817
Bronze24,122
Texas
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 25,363
 
Certified Counties2/255
Participating Counties3/255
Jobs Profiled178
Platinum175
Gold5,429
Silver15,124
Bronze4,635
Utah
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 4,047
 
Certified Counties0/30
Participating Counties0/30
Jobs Profiled23
Platinum29
Gold1,222
Silver2,283
Bronze513
Vermont
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 2,874
 
Certified Counties0/15
Participating Counties0/15
Jobs Profiled36
Platinum15
Gold673
Silver1,631
Bronze555
Virginia
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 16,603
 
Certified Counties5/135
Participating Counties9/135
Jobs Profiled236
Platinum164
Gold2,595
Silver8,927
Bronze4,917
Washington
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 5,142
 
Certified Counties0/40
Participating Counties1/40
Jobs Profiled47
Platinum89
Gold1,600
Silver2,772
Bronze681
Washington DC
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 90
 
Certified Counties0/2
Participating Counties0/2
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum3
Gold7
Silver38
Bronze42
West Virginia
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 66,527
 
Certified Counties0/56
Participating Counties0/56
Jobs Profiled107
Platinum167
Gold11,592
Silver41,676
Bronze13,092
Wisconsin
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 182,296
 
Certified Counties0/73
Participating Counties1/73
Jobs Profiled30
Platinum1,215
Gold53,392
Silver98,764
Bronze28,925
Wyoming
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 9,114
 
Certified Counties0/24
Participating Counties2/24
Jobs Profiled7
Platinum16
Gold2,118
Silver5,301
Bronze1,679
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

4,281,260

ACT WorkKeys NCRC Levels:
  • Platinum:38,882
  • Gold:881,844
  • Silver:2,377,464
  • Bronze:983,070
Participating Counties: 391
Employers Supporting: 20,858
Jobs Profiled: 21,757

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