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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 160,983
 
Certified Counties4/67
Participating Counties18/67
Jobs Profiled259
Platinum3,371
Gold29,109
Silver83,060
Bronze45,443
Alaska
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 47,024
 
Certified Counties0/27
Participating Counties0/27
Jobs Profiled44
Platinum275
Gold8,823
Silver26,025
Bronze11,901
Arizona
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 7,995
 
Certified Counties0/15
Participating Counties0/15
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum75
Gold1,608
Silver4,763
Bronze1,549
Arkansas
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 74,197
 
Certified Counties2/75
Participating Counties22/75
Jobs Profiled123
Platinum703
Gold16,896
Silver43,741
Bronze12,857
California
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 12,825
 
Certified Counties0/58
Participating Counties1/58
Jobs Profiled66
Platinum169
Gold2,347
Silver7,041
Bronze3,268
Colorado
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 9,024
 
Certified Counties1/64
Participating Counties2/64
Jobs Profiled28
Platinum174
Gold1,255
Silver5,346
Bronze2,249
Connecticut
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 2,786
 
Certified Counties0/8
Participating Counties0/8
Jobs Profiled9
Platinum15
Gold384
Silver1,612
Bronze775
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 114,603
 
Certified Counties0/67
Participating Counties0/67
Jobs Profiled498
Platinum246
Gold21,202
Silver64,525
Bronze28,630
Georgia
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 339,966
 
Certified Counties0/159
Participating Counties0/159
Jobs Profiled996
Platinum2,207
Gold62,722
Silver187,001
Bronze88,036
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 151
 
Certified Counties0/44
Participating Counties0/44
Jobs Profiled14
Platinum3
Gold38
Silver82
Bronze28
Illinois
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 154,901
 
Certified Counties0/102
Participating Counties3/102
Jobs Profiled90
Platinum2,026
Gold37,422
Silver80,199
Bronze35,254
Indiana
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 133,139
 
Certified Counties6/92
Participating Counties7/92
Jobs Profiled979
Platinum1,140
Gold28,477
Silver78,513
Bronze25,009
Iowa
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 116,151
 
Certified Counties0/98
Participating Counties0/98
Jobs Profiled86
Platinum2,623
Gold26,068
Silver62,915
Bronze24,545
Kansas
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 32,959
 
Certified Counties3/105
Participating Counties5/105
Jobs Profiled120
Platinum1,038
Gold8,291
Silver17,588
Bronze6,042
Kentucky
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 154,817
 
Certified Counties0/120
Participating Counties0/120
Jobs Profiled141
Platinum1,202
Gold26,924
Silver99,356
Bronze27,335
Louisiana
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 112,429
 
Certified Counties10/64
Participating Counties18/64
Jobs Profiled42
Platinum1,778
Gold14,564
Silver62,891
Bronze33,196
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 700
 
Certified Counties0/23
Participating Counties0/23
Jobs Profiled2
Platinum18
Gold143
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 634,713
 
Certified Counties2/83
Participating Counties13/83
Jobs Profiled110
Platinum4,461
Gold150,361
Silver334,430
Bronze145,461
Minnesota
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 25,808
 
Certified Counties0/87
Participating Counties1/87
Jobs Profiled15
Platinum287
Gold7,093
Silver14,039
Bronze4,389
Mississippi
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 93,102
 
Certified Counties13/82
Participating Counties33/82
Jobs Profiled29
Platinum964
Gold12,816
Silver52,629
Bronze26,693
Missouri
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 107,753
 
Certified Counties67/114
Participating Counties90/114
Jobs Profiled380
Platinum1,355
Gold22,584
Silver60,990
Bronze22,824
Montana
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 1,781
 
Certified Counties0/56
Participating Counties0/56
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum19
Gold388
Silver1,016
Bronze358
Nebraska
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 2,781
 
Certified Counties0/93
Participating Counties1/93
Jobs Profiled55
Platinum131
Gold616
Silver1,259
Bronze775
Nevada
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 7,607
 
Certified Counties0/16
Participating Counties1/16
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum150
Gold1,878
Silver4,082
Bronze1,497
New Hampshire
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 6,672
 
Certified Counties0/10
Participating Counties0/10
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum118
Gold1,394
Silver3,802
Bronze1,358
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 34,136
 
Certified Counties2/33
Participating Counties2/33
Jobs Profiled64
Platinum225
Gold5,812
Silver18,936
Bronze9,163
New York
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 2,480
 
Certified Counties0/62
Participating Counties0/62
Jobs Profiled29
Platinum96
Gold497
Silver1,316
Bronze571
North Carolina
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 435,523
 
Certified Counties37/100
Participating Counties59/100
Jobs Profiled958
Platinum6,914
Gold82,035
Silver246,336
Bronze100,238
North Dakota
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 1,224
 
Certified Counties0/53
Participating Counties0/53
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum72
Gold432
Silver457
Bronze263
Ohio
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 165,635
 
Certified Counties1/88
Participating Counties4/88
Jobs Profiled318
Platinum1,510
Gold35,346
Silver100,456
Bronze28,323
Oklahoma
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 139,417
 
Certified Counties1/77
Participating Counties1/77
Jobs Profiled228
Platinum1,429
Gold26,872
Silver81,191
Bronze29,925
Oregon
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 68,299
 
Certified Counties14/36
Participating Counties36/36
Jobs Profiled93
Platinum1,056
Gold19,967
Silver36,733
Bronze10,543
Pennsylvania
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 34,512
 
Certified Counties0/67
Participating Counties0/67
Jobs Profiled191
Platinum394
Gold8,645
Silver19,972
Bronze5,501
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 438,301
 
Certified Counties46/46
Participating Counties46/46
Jobs Profiled1,473
Platinum2,695
Gold70,292
Silver238,002
Bronze127,312
South Dakota
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 24,544
 
Certified Counties0/66
Participating Counties0/66
Jobs Profiled31
Platinum991
Gold6,620
Silver13,248
Bronze3,685
Tennessee
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 121,223
 
Certified Counties12/95
Participating Counties22/95
Jobs Profiled241
Platinum651
Gold27,848
Silver68,263
Bronze24,461
Texas
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 26,328
 
Certified Counties2/254
Participating Counties3/254
Jobs Profiled180
Platinum351
Gold5,644
Silver15,470
Bronze4,863
Utah
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 4,059
 
Certified Counties0/29
Participating Counties0/29
Jobs Profiled23
Platinum34
Gold1,225
Silver2,286
Bronze514
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 17,954
 
Certified Counties5/134
Participating Counties9/134
Jobs Profiled236
Platinum296
Gold2,817
Silver9,387
Bronze5,454
Washington
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 5,213
 
Certified Counties0/39
Participating Counties1/39
Jobs Profiled47
Platinum117
Gold1,613
Silver2,793
Bronze690
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 66,946
 
Certified Counties0/55
Participating Counties0/55
Jobs Profiled107
Platinum225
Gold11,706
Silver41,824
Bronze13,191
Wisconsin
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 183,670
 
Certified Counties0/72
Participating Counties1/72
Jobs Profiled34
Platinum1,392
Gold53,668
Silver99,225
Bronze29,385
Wyoming
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 9,383
 
Certified Counties0/23
Participating Counties2/23
Jobs Profiled7
Platinum43
Gold2,149
Silver5,402
Bronze1,789
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

4,387,709

ACT WorkKeys NCRC Levels:
  • Platinum:54,783
  • Gold:907,300
  • Silver:2,415,064
  • Bronze:1,010,562
Participating Counties: 401
Employers Supporting: 21,545
Jobs Profiled: 21,854

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