Mississippi

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Attala
84%
of goals attained
Clay
95%
of goals attained
Coahoma
89%
of goals attained
Copiah
76%
of goals attained
Franklin
61%
of goals attained
Hinds
46%
of goals attained
Holmes
87%
of goals attained
Jefferson
48%
of goals attained
Lawrence
74%
of goals attained
Lee
Leflore
77%
of goals attained
Lowndes
92%
of goals attained
Madison
29%
of goals attained
Oktibbeha
88%
of goals attained
Panola
74%
of goals attained
Rankin
25%
of goals attained
Simpson
56%
of goals attained
Tunica
90%
of goals attained
Warren
40%
of goals attained
Yazoo
29%
of goals attained
Participating
County
Certified
County
ACT WorkKeys NCRC Levels
  • Platinum147
  • Gold10,295
  • Silver44,865
  • Bronze20,669
Total75,976
Job Profiles Completed 18

ACT WorkKeys NCRC Data: 01-01-2006 - 08-31-2017

Mar '17 Apr '17 May '17 Jun '17 Jul '17 Aug '17 Mar '17 Apr '17 May '17 Jun '17 Jul '17 Aug '17 1368 400 406 413 536 580 637

Bronze

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369 414 371 82 433 356

Silver

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840 781 950 196 994 839

Gold

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158 162 200 48 200 129

Platinum

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Number Of Monthly ACT WorkKeys NCRC Earned
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29%

24 of 82 counties participating

Number Of Employers Supporting

About Mississippi 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 Mississippi, Adams, Bolivar, Clay, Coahoma, Hinds, Jackson, Leflore, Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Oktibbeha, Rankin, Sunflower, Tunica, Warren, Washington, and Yazoo 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 Mississippi.

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

Mississippi employers are recognizing the ACT WorkKeys NCRC in support of Work Ready Communities goals

View all 575 Mississippi businesses supporting ACT WorkKeys NCRC
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Most Improved Counties

  1. 95% Clay
  2. 92% Lowndes
  3. 90% Tunica
  4. 89% Coahoma
  5. 88% Oktibbeha

Certified Counties

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.

Back to ACT Map

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 August 31, 2017 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through August 31, 2017 , 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.