63 86 24 45 77 102
224 240 151 232 336 320
79 91 46 58 113 83
1 2 2 2 0 1
19 of 75 counties participating
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 National Career Readiness Certificate (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
Arkansas employers are recognizing the ACT NCRC in support of Work Ready Communities goals
- Westminster Village of the Mid-South
- Gosnell School
- Black Hat Enterprses Inc DBA Mailboxes
- City of Blytheville
- Primetals Technologies
- Langston Enterprises Inc
- Caruthersville Cotton Warehouse
- Delta Cartage
- Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
- Holiday Inn Blytheville
- Comfort Inn & Suites
- Bistro Eleven 21
- Five Star Hydraulics
- Aviation Repair Technologies
- Temps Plus
- Nibco Inc
- Arkansas State University Mid-South
- Manila School District
- Boar's Head Brand
- Omnimax Coated Products
- Phillips County Chamber of Commerce
- Hino Motors Manufacturing USA Inc
- BlueOak Arkansas LLC
Does your business support job applicants with a National Career Readiness Certificate?
Founded in 1959, ACT is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa, and dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. ACT provides a broad array of assessment, research, information and program management solutions in the areas of education and workforce development.