ACT WorkKeys NCRC Levels
Job Profiles Completed 110
ACT WorkKeys NCRC Data: 01-01-2006 - 02-28-2019
Engaged May 2013
51 77 137 94 21 70
132 166 134 152 78 144
92 90 70 85 58 77
71 73 41 35 30 58
13 of 83 counties participating
About Michigan Work Ready Communities
The Michigan Work Ready Communities (MiWRC) initiative is a voluntary effort to align workforce and education to meet the talent needs of Michigan employers. The focus is on creating a more competent, work-ready talent pipeline to promote economic stability and growth. In partnership with ACT, the initiative is guided by key community members including business leaders, educators, and workforce development professionals.
The ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT WorkKeys NCRC®) is a nationally recognized workplace skills credential that documents skill levels. To earn an ACT WorkKeys NCRC, an individual takes three ACT WorkKeys® assessments that measure skills critical to on-the-job success: Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Working Documents.
Since 2007, every Michigan 11th-grade student has been required to take both the ACT® college readiness assessment and the three ACT WorkKeys® assessments needed to earn an ACT WorkKeys NCRC. These measures have helped high school students better understand their college and career readiness levels. The ACT WorkKeys assessments are embedded into efforts of community colleges and workforce development organizations across the state. The result: Michigan is the number one state in the nation on a per capita basis for ACT WorkKeys NCRCs earned.
A west Michigan team led by Talent 2025 is piloting the Michigan ACT Work Ready Communities effort. The stated vision of Talent 2025 is for "west Michigan to be globally recognized as a top 20 region by 2025." The ultimate objective of Michigan ACT Work Ready Communities is to improve the quality of the region's talent by leveraging the ACT WorkKeys NCRC.
Michigan has adopted the ACT Work Ready Communities common criteria to certify counties. Early successes include aligning testing fees, publishing testing sites and hours, highlighting the value of an ACT WorkKeys NCRC to high school students, embedding the certificate into several training and education programs, and gaining the support of employer champions such as Wolverine Coil Spring, Mercy Health, Cole's, Express Employment Group, Flexco, and Alliance CNC.
Members of the Michigan ACT Work Ready Communities team include state representatives from workforce and the governor's office along with regional members from Talent 2025, Michigan Works, Wolverine Coil Spring, Lakeshore Advantage, Kent Intermediate School District, and Grand Rapids Community College. For more information, contact a business services representative at Michigan Works! Kent & Allegan Counties at email@example.com.
Michigan employers are recognizing the ACT WorkKeys NCRC in support of Work Ready Communities goals
- Five Guys Plumbing Farmington Hills
- Five Guys Plumbing Canton
- Five Guys Plumbing Dearborn
- Westland Carpet and Floors
- Five Guys Plumbing Westland
- Lansing Stamped Concrete
- K&M Dodge Ram *
- Lake County Administration Office *
- IRCO Automation Inc. *
- Dean Consulting Group
- Ann Arbor Carpet and Floors
- Reliable Relamping
- Gun Lake Casino
- Pierce Medical Products Inc.
- Dean Foods
- Corvac Composites LLC
- Michigan Turkey Producers
- Stiles Machinery
- Behler-Young Company
- Kenona Industries Inc.
- Beene Garter LLP
- Rapid Line Inc.
- ProStaff Solutions
- Mico Industries
* Pending re-affirmationView all 257 Michigan businesses supporting ACT WorkKeys NCRC
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