Arkansas

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Arkansas county chart
69%
of goals attained
Ashley county chart
52%
of goals attained
Bradley county chart
93%
of goals attained
Chicot county chart
69%
of goals attained
Clay county chart
91%
of goals attained
Cleveland county chart
82%
of goals attained
Craighead county chart
100%
of goals attained
Crittenden county chart
88%
of goals attained
Cross county chart
65%
of goals attained
Desha county chart
89%
of goals attained
Drew county chart
46%
of goals attained
Grant county chart
43%
of goals attained
Greene county chart
96%
of goals attained
Jefferson county chart
82%
of goals attained
Lawrence county chart
99%
of goals attained
Lee county chart
88%
of goals attained
Lincoln county chart
85%
of goals attained
Phillips county chart
68%
of goals attained
Poinsett county chart
75%
of goals attained
Randolph county chart
91%
of goals attained
St. Francis county chart
86%
of goals attained
Participating
County
Certified
County
Dec '17 Jan '18 Feb '18 Mar '18 Apr '18 May '18 Dec '17 Jan '18 Feb '18 Mar '18 Apr '18 May '18 658 310 327 340 353 385 403

Bronze

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58 33 100 106 199 173

Silver

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219 144 205 203 276 215

Gold

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74 86 110 105 161 127

Platinum

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2 5 26 55 86 104

Number Of Monthly ACT WorkKeys NCRC Earned
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Number Of Employers Supporting

About Arkansas Work Ready Communities

ACT Certified Work Ready Communities (CWRC) empowers counties and states with process, data and tools deployed in a common workforce development framework to drive economic growth by certifying counties as work ready communities when established goals are attained.

In Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Desha, Drew, Chicot, Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Greene, Lawrence, Lee, Lincoln, Mississippi, Phillips, Poinsett, Randolph, and St. Francis counties are taking part in a county-led initiative to directly engage with the ACT CWRC effort. They are pioneers in leading this initiative in Arkansas.

Think of it as a docking station where all participants plug into the common county-level ACT Certified Work Ready Community criteria as a part of establishing county goals.

The common criteria are based upon the ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT WorkKeys NCRC) and business engagement to create a community-based workforce development process that links, aligns and matches the county's workforce development efforts to the needs of business and industry. The ultimate goal: for all participating counties to achieve certified work ready status.

ACT is leading this national effort and offers a year-long CWRC Academy to help participants share best practices, customize the national implementation framework for their own needs and build career pathways aligned to growth industries.

More on how to engage

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.