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NCRC Levels
  • Platinum179
  • Gold6,804
  • Silver13,456
  • Bronze4,112
Job Profiles Completed 15

NCRC Data: 01-01-2006 - 03-31-2017

Oct '16 Nov '16 Dec '16 Jan '17 Feb '17 Mar '17 Oct '16 Nov '16 Dec '16 Jan '17 Feb '17 Mar '17 15 1 1 1 1 1 3



9 6 27 6 30 44



40 27 90 38 64 152



34 15 54 10 16 55



2 0 0 0 1 0

Number Of Monthly NCRC Earned
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Number Of Employers Supporting

About Minnesota 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 participating states and counties plug into the common county-level ACT Work Ready Community criteria as a part of establishing county goals. Then, state teams add to these goals to align county-level initiatives to state workforce development strategies to drive economic growth.
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 counties in a participating state to achieve work ready status.
ACT is leading this national effort and offers a year-long WRC Academy to help participating states share best practices, customize the national implementation framework for their own needs and build career pathways aligned to growth industries.
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Minnesota employers are recognizing the ACT NCRC in support of Work Ready Communities goals

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Most Improved Counties

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About ACT

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.

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This website reports the ACT® 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 National Career Readiness Certificates.

State and national NCRC data runs from January 2006 through March 31, 2017 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through March 31, 2017 , while national job profile data reaches back to 1993. Again, please note that county-level 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.