More than 5 million people in the United States have earned the ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® proving that they have the skills American employers need. Learn More.
ACT WorkKeys NCRC Levels
Job Profiles Completed 68
Engaged October 2013
ACT WorkKeys NCRC Data:
01-01-2006 - 12-31-2020
13 351 62 106 40 46
35 434 106 169 69 65
24 207 52 84 24 31
19 54 18 35 14 12
1 of 58 counties participating
About California Work Ready Communities
ACT Work Ready Communities (WRC) 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.
Think of it as a docking station where all participants plug into the common county-level ACT Work Ready Community criteria as 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 goal is for all participating counties to achieve certified work ready status.
ACT is leading this national effort with a two-session Boot Camp within a 3-month window to help participants share best practices, customize the national implementation framework or their own needs and build career pathways aligned to growth industries.
California employers are recognizing the ACT WorkKeys NCRC in support of Work Ready Communities goals
- Stockton Tree Services
- Elk Grove Landscapers
- Siegel Law
- Rancho Cordova House Cleaning
- Citrus Heights Roofer
- Rancho Cordova Tree Service
- Sacramento Solar
- Elk Grove Tree Pros
- Sacramento Concrete
- Sacramento Roofer
- Proteus Inc.
- Inland Products
- CMIT Solutions of Newport Beach
- El Pollo Loco
- Used Cardboard Boxes
- Portola Hotel and Spa
- CSI HR Group
- Alco Water Service
- Target Leads
- McShane's Landscaping
- Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Monterey County Youth Museum MY Museum
- Bristol Insurance and Financial Services
- Kathy Stade Insurance and Financial
- Southwest Dental Group/SAGE Initiative
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Most Improved Counties
- 36% Monterey
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.
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 December 31, 2020 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through December 31, 2020 , 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.