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
York County South Carolina September 29, 2015
Yazoo County Mississippi July 16, 2019
Worth County Missouri July 16, 2018
Woodbury County Iowa January 24, 2019
Winston County Mississippi April 12, 2019
Winn Parish Louisiana June 23, 2016
Williamsburg County South Carolina December 18, 2014
Wilkes County North Carolina December 14, 2016
Webster County Missouri October 16, 2018
Webster County Mississippi June 7, 2019
Weakley County Tennessee June 13, 2017
Wayne County Indiana November 8, 2016
Wayne County North Carolina April 21, 2015
Wayne County Missouri December 6, 2019
Watauga County North Carolina December 11, 2018
Washington County Missouri January 13, 2016
Washington County Oregon April 11, 2017
Washington County Mississippi January 1, 2017
Washington County North Carolina December 11, 2018
Washington County Alabama February 14, 2019
Wasco County Oregon January 3, 2017
Warren County Missouri December 7, 2017
Warren County Mississippi June 27, 2018
Walthall County Mississippi June 25, 2019
Vernon Parish Louisiana June 1, 2016
Vernon County Missouri July 9, 2015
Union County South Carolina May 22, 2016
Union County Oregon January 26, 2015
Tyrrell County North Carolina December 11, 2019
Tuscaloosa County Alabama November 16, 2016
Tunica County Mississippi February 19, 2020
Transylvania County North Carolina April 5, 2017
Tom Green County Texas August 28, 2017
Tipton County Tennessee January 24, 2017
Texas County Missouri May 18, 2018
Taney County Missouri May 21, 2018
Sunflower County Mississippi January 19, 2017
Sumter County South Carolina December 18, 2014
Sumter County Alabama September 1, 2016
Sullivan County Tennessee December 11, 2018
Stone County Missouri December 5, 2018
Ste. Genevieve County Missouri May 19, 2016
St. Louis County Missouri December 7, 2017
St. James Parish Louisiana February 11, 2019
St. Francois County Missouri July 10, 2014
St. Francis County Arkansas May 7, 2019
St. Clair County Missouri August 15, 2018
Spartanburg County South Carolina June 7, 2015
Simpson County Mississippi February 23, 2019
Sharkey County Mississippi October 11, 2019
Scott County Missouri May 12, 2017
Scotland County North Carolina April 5, 2017
San Juan County New Mexico May 19, 2016
Saluda County South Carolina July 30, 2014
Saline County Missouri January 16, 2015
Sabine Parish Louisiana December 21, 2018
Rutherford County North Carolina December 13, 2015
Rush County Indiana March 17, 2015
Rockingham County North Carolina August 22, 2018
Ripley County Missouri January 10, 2014
Richmond County North Carolina September 1, 2016
Richland County South Carolina July 5, 2016
Rapides Parish Louisiana July 17, 2014
Rankin County Mississippi November 12, 2018
Randolph County Missouri May 19, 2016
Randolph County Indiana May 18, 2015
Randolph County Arkansas August 9, 2019
Ralls County Missouri July 16, 2018
Quay County New Mexico November 13, 2016
Pulaski County Missouri May 12, 2017
Preble County Ohio July 25, 2016
Pottawatomie County Kansas December 20, 2016
Polk County Missouri September 6, 2017
Pittsylvania County Virginia June 27, 2016
Pitt County North Carolina August 1, 2017
Pike County Mississippi March 14, 2019
Pickens County South Carolina December 17, 2014
Pickens County Alabama February 19, 2019
Phelps County Missouri May 12, 2017
Pettis County Missouri January 15, 2015
Perry County Missouri May 19, 2016
Perquimans County North Carolina April 5, 2018
Patrick County Virginia March 25, 2019
Panola County Mississippi March 18, 2019
Pamlico County North Carolina August 26, 2015
Ozark County Missouri August 25, 2018
Ouachita Parish Louisiana May 29, 2019
Ottawa County Oklahoma June 13, 2016
Osage County Missouri May 18, 2018
Oregon County Missouri January 18, 2019
Orangeburg County South Carolina September 29, 2015
Onslow County North Carolina April 19, 2016
Oktibbeha County Mississippi November 2, 2018
Oconee County South Carolina June 7, 2015
Obion County Tennessee September 19, 2015
Nottoway County Virginia February 10, 2020
Northampton County North Carolina April 5, 2017
Nodaway County Missouri September 6, 2016
Newton County Missouri July 10, 2015
Newberry County South Carolina December 18, 2014

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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