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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 159,686
 
Certified Counties4/68
Participating Counties18/68
Jobs Profiled250
Platinum3,212
Gold28,806
Silver82,569
Bronze45,099
Alaska
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 46,623
 
Certified Counties0/32
Participating Counties0/32
Jobs Profiled44
Platinum259
Gold8,766
Silver25,878
Bronze11,720
Arizona
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 7,971
 
Certified Counties0/16
Participating Counties0/16
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum73
Gold1,605
Silver4,754
Bronze1,539
Arkansas
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 73,764
 
Certified Counties1/76
Participating Counties22/76
Jobs Profiled123
Platinum614
Gold16,795
Silver43,589
Bronze12,766
California
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 12,612
 
Certified Counties0/59
Participating Counties1/59
Jobs Profiled66
Platinum144
Gold2,309
Silver6,967
Bronze3,192
Colorado
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 8,687
 
Certified Counties1/65
Participating Counties1/65
Jobs Profiled25
Platinum148
Gold1,209
Silver5,207
Bronze2,123
Connecticut
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 2,711
 
Certified Counties0/9
Participating Counties0/9
Jobs Profiled9
Platinum6
Gold364
Silver1,587
Bronze754
Delaware
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 417
 
Certified Counties0/4
Participating Counties0/4
Jobs Profiled1
Platinum2
Gold112
Silver248
Bronze55
Florida
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 114,480
 
Certified Counties0/68
Participating Counties0/68
Jobs Profiled498
Platinum233
Gold21,180
Silver64,467
Bronze28,600
Georgia
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 339,703
 
Certified Counties0/160
Participating Counties0/160
Jobs Profiled985
Platinum2,164
Gold62,657
Silver186,909
Bronze87,973
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 154,608
 
Certified Counties0/103
Participating Counties3/103
Jobs Profiled90
Platinum1,959
Gold37,356
Silver80,095
Bronze35,198
Indiana
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 132,500
 
Certified Counties6/93
Participating Counties7/93
Jobs Profiled970
Platinum1,021
Gold28,323
Silver78,267
Bronze24,889
Iowa
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 114,476
 
Certified Counties0/100
Participating Counties0/100
Jobs Profiled85
Platinum2,288
Gold25,697
Silver62,386
Bronze24,105
Kansas
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 32,195
 
Certified Counties3/106
Participating Counties5/106
Jobs Profiled119
Platinum901
Gold8,128
Silver17,317
Bronze5,849
Kentucky
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 153,766
 
Certified Counties0/121
Participating Counties0/121
Jobs Profiled141
Platinum1,062
Gold26,633
Silver98,875
Bronze27,196
Louisiana
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 111,587
 
Certified Counties10/65
Participating Counties13/65
Jobs Profiled42
Platinum1,709
Gold14,462
Silver62,615
Bronze32,801
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 684
 
Certified Counties0/25
Participating Counties0/25
Jobs Profiled2
Platinum11
Gold140
Silver389
Bronze144
Massachusetts
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 909
 
Certified Counties0/15
Participating Counties0/15
Jobs Profiled10
Platinum4
Gold141
Silver501
Bronze263
Michigan
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 633,342
 
Certified Counties2/84
Participating Counties13/84
Jobs Profiled110
Platinum4,271
Gold150,007
Silver333,764
Bronze145,300
Minnesota
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 25,731
 
Certified Counties0/88
Participating Counties1/88
Jobs Profiled15
Platinum268
Gold7,079
Silver14,015
Bronze4,369
Mississippi
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 90,455
 
Certified Counties12/83
Participating Counties32/83
Jobs Profiled26
Platinum815
Gold12,409
Silver51,567
Bronze25,664
Missouri
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 105,102
 
Certified Counties64/116
Participating Counties90/116
Jobs Profiled380
Platinum1,101
Gold22,081
Silver59,785
Bronze22,135
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 2,492
 
Certified Counties0/94
Participating Counties1/94
Jobs Profiled54
Platinum111
Gold580
Silver1,168
Bronze633
Nevada
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 7,554
 
Certified Counties0/18
Participating Counties1/18
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum144
Gold1,871
Silver4,064
Bronze1,475
New Hampshire
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 6,609
 
Certified Counties0/11
Participating Counties0/11
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum98
Gold1,374
Silver3,784
Bronze1,353
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 33,864
 
Certified Counties2/34
Participating Counties2/34
Jobs Profiled64
Platinum183
Gold5,753
Silver18,833
Bronze9,095
New York
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 2,322
 
Certified Counties0/63
Participating Counties0/63
Jobs Profiled28
Platinum75
Gold455
Silver1,263
Bronze529
North Carolina
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 433,787
 
Certified Counties37/101
Participating Counties59/101
Jobs Profiled954
Platinum6,673
Gold81,598
Silver245,719
Bronze99,797
North Dakota
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 1,156
 
Certified Counties0/54
Participating Counties0/54
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum56
Gold390
Silver461
Bronze249
Ohio
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 162,598
 
Certified Counties1/89
Participating Counties4/89
Jobs Profiled317
Platinum1,152
Gold34,610
Silver99,222
Bronze27,614
Oklahoma
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 138,878
 
Certified Counties1/78
Participating Counties1/78
Jobs Profiled228
Platinum1,341
Gold26,723
Silver81,004
Bronze29,810
Oregon
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 67,566
 
Certified Counties14/37
Participating Counties36/37
Jobs Profiled93
Platinum922
Gold19,799
Silver36,489
Bronze10,356
Pennsylvania
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 34,153
 
Certified Counties0/68
Participating Counties0/68
Jobs Profiled191
Platinum329
Gold8,558
Silver19,855
Bronze5,411
Rhode Island
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 1,039
 
Certified Counties0/6
Participating Counties0/6
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum2
Gold114
Silver564
Bronze359
South Carolina
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 435,862
 
Certified Counties46/47
Participating Counties46/47
Jobs Profiled1,471
Platinum2,402
Gold69,787
Silver237,108
Bronze126,565
South Dakota
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 24,373
 
Certified Counties0/67
Participating Counties0/67
Jobs Profiled31
Platinum949
Gold6,576
Silver13,184
Bronze3,664
Tennessee
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 120,564
 
Certified Counties12/96
Participating Counties22/96
Jobs Profiled241
Platinum524
Gold27,710
Silver68,018
Bronze24,312
Texas
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 25,699
 
Certified Counties2/255
Participating Counties3/255
Jobs Profiled178
Platinum218
Gold5,497
Silver15,263
Bronze4,721
Utah
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 4,049
 
Certified Counties0/30
Participating Counties0/30
Jobs Profiled23
Platinum29
Gold1,223
Silver2,284
Bronze513
Vermont
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 2,886
 
Certified Counties0/15
Participating Counties0/15
Jobs Profiled36
Platinum18
Gold674
Silver1,637
Bronze557
Virginia
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 17,100
 
Certified Counties5/135
Participating Counties9/135
Jobs Profiled236
Platinum207
Gold2,671
Silver9,089
Bronze5,133
Washington
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 5,172
 
Certified Counties0/40
Participating Counties1/40
Jobs Profiled47
Platinum97
Gold1,606
Silver2,781
Bronze688
Washington DC
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 91
 
Certified Counties0/2
Participating Counties0/2
Jobs Profiled0
Platinum3
Gold7
Silver39
Bronze42
West Virginia
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 66,657
 
Certified Counties0/56
Participating Counties0/56
Jobs Profiled107
Platinum192
Gold11,624
Silver41,722
Bronze13,119
Wisconsin
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 183,551
 
Certified Counties0/73
Participating Counties1/73
Jobs Profiled30
Platinum1,368
Gold53,643
Silver99,190
Bronze29,350
Wyoming
ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Total 9,285
 
Certified Counties0/24
Participating Counties2/24
Jobs Profiled7
Platinum38
Gold2,140
Silver5,365
Bronze1,742
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

4,359,662

ACT WorkKeys NCRC Levels:
  • Platinum:51,108
  • Gold:901,291
  • Silver:2,404,336
  • Bronze:1,002,927
Participating Counties: 394
Employers Supporting: 21,079
Jobs Profiled: 21,802

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