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Washington Work Ready Communities

Work Ready Washington is a regional initiative to align workforce and education to support economic growth and business success across the state. It is guided by regional and state leaders, including employers, economic developers, elected officials, chambers of commerce, educators, and workforce development specialists.

The goal is to develop and document the high-quality workforce needed by businesses to improve retention, support expansion, and encourage relocation to the state. The foundational tool for Work Ready Washington is the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate™ (ACT NCRC®). This nationally recognized credential helps validate that a community has a skilled labor force.

The ACT NCRC also functions as a foundational standard upon which industry-specific credentials may be built. Prior to the fall 2014 launch of Work Ready Washington, four leading firms stepped up as champions for the initiative: Carbon Cycle Investments, West Coast Training, Subway, and Box K Auto Repair.

Work Ready Washington is aligned with the national vision of ACT Work Ready Communities — to attract, retain, and develop a workforce with the essential foundational skills to succeed in the 21st century.

For more information, visit the Work Ready Washington website or contact Dawn Karber of the Spokane Area Workforce Development Council at dkarber@wdcspokane.com.

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 February 29, 2020 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through February 29, 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.

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