Texas

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Bee
Lamar
80%
of goals attained
Lee
Tom Green
77%
of goals attained
Participating
County
Certified
County
NCRC Levels
  • Platinum80
  • Gold4,670
  • Silver13,266
  • Bronze4,006
Total22,022
Job Profiles Completed 177

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

Engaged October 2013

Oct '16 Nov '16 Dec '16 Jan '17 Feb '17 Mar '17 Oct '16 Nov '16 Dec '16 Jan '17 Feb '17 Mar '17 232 172 191 193 193 208 222

Bronze

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62 104 33 39 50 49

Silver

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115 300 112 140 141 153

Gold

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40 113 44 54 60 80

Platinum

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0 2 0 0 1 1

Number Of Monthly NCRC Earned
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1%

3 of 254 counties participating

Number Of Employers Supporting

About Texas 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 Texas, Gregg County, Lamar County, and Tom Greene County are taking part in a county-led initiative to directly engage with the ACT CWRC effort. They are pioneers in leading this initiative in Texas.

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

Most Improved Counties

  1. 80% Lamar
  2. 77% Tom Green
  3. 24% Bowie
  4. 3% Hopkins

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.

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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.