Utah's CWRC initiative is a voluntary effort to align workforce and education to meet the economic needs of the state and local communities. It is guided by key community leaders (elected officials, economic development, business leaders, chambers of commerce, educators and workforce development, in each county) with a focus on creating a more competent, work ready workforce and a stronger local economy.

Utah's vision for the Certified Work Ready Communities is to attract, retain, and develop a workforce with education and fundamental skills- Working Documents, Applied Math, and Graphic Literacy -to succeed in the 21st Century.

Utah's effort for Utah's effort for Work Ready Communities will result in strengthening existing businesses, attracting new businesses, growing jobs, and developing a strong talent pipeline for the state's future growth nationally and globally.

By October 2014, Utah will establish successful county leadership teams creating 100% county participation with one third of the counties meeting their certification goals. Our strategy is to create a framework where local area business, education partners, industry associations, and workforce come together to build a sustainable workforce development system making Utah even more competitive in the global marketplace.

Utah is not yet formally participating in the ACT Work Ready Communities initiative. For information on applying to participate, please click here.

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 April 30, 2020 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through April 30, 2020 , 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.

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