376 218 278 287 369 414
684 419 452 606 840 781
145 97 85 98 158 162
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15 of 82 counties participating
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 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
Mississippi employers are recognizing the ACT NCRC in support of Work Ready Communities goals
- Simpson County Development Foundation
- Williams-Sonoma Inc.
- Serv-U-Petroleum Inc.
- Specialty Glass Company
- Mississippi Vac Services Inc
- SouthGroup Insurance Services
- Batesville Company
- Yates Services
- Topre America Corporation
- Cleveland Lumber and Supply Company
- Natchez Newspapers Inc.
- Panola Partnership Inc.
- Inca Presswood Pallets
- GRAMMY Museum Mississippi
- Mississippi Manufacturers Association
- Bilbrew Realty
- Bilbrew Consulting Services LLC
- Velma Jackson High School
- Nehi Bottling Company
- MS Economic Development Counci
- delta furniture company
- Haley Marine Gears Inc.
- Delta Council
- Principle Toyota of Clarksdale
- City of Clarksdale
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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.