Certified Counties

When a county achieves Work Ready Community status, it means they have a robust, public-private partnership driven approach to link education to workforce development, align to economic development and match people to jobs. Once a community is certified, that is just the beginning. Their next step is to build upon this foundation and further strengthen their workforce development efforts through the Maintaining ACT Work Ready Community efforts.

County State Certified Date
Jackson County Mississippi July 22, 2019
Mecklenburg County Virginia July 26, 2019
Randolph County Arkansas August 9, 2019
Geary County Kansas August 15, 2019
Gates County North Carolina August 19, 2019
Harrison County Indiana August 21, 2019
Amite County Mississippi September 16, 2019
Jefferson County Mississippi September 23, 2019
Morgan County Alabama September 26, 2019
Jones County Mississippi October 8, 2019
Sharkey County Mississippi October 11, 2019
Brunswick County Virginia October 22, 2019
Ascension Parish Louisiana October 25, 2019
Leake County Mississippi November 12, 2019
Dickenson County Virginia November 29, 2019
New Madrid County Missouri December 6, 2019
Wayne County Missouri December 6, 2019
Charlotte County Virginia December 9, 2019
Hancock County Tennessee December 10, 2019
Tyrrell County North Carolina December 11, 2019
Jackson County Missouri December 12, 2019
Menard County Texas December 18, 2019
Cherokee County Iowa January 2, 2020
Greene County Alabama January 7, 2020
Lee County Arkansas January 13, 2020
Ashley County Arkansas February 6, 2020
Andrew County Missouri February 6, 2020
Nottoway County Virginia February 10, 2020
Tunica County Mississippi February 19, 2020
Jefferson Davis County Mississippi March 20, 2020
Cross County Arkansas April 7, 2020
Harrison County Mississippi May 1, 2020
Forrest County Mississippi May 8, 2020
Covington County Mississippi July 31, 2020

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