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
Mobile County Alabama March 27, 2017
Sumter County Alabama September 1, 2016
Tuscaloosa County Alabama November 16, 2016
Choctaw County Alabama February 14, 2018
Monroe County Alabama November 1, 2018
Bibb County Alabama February 1, 2019
Fayette County Alabama February 1, 2019
Marengo County Alabama February 1, 2019
Hale County Alabama February 1, 2019
Lamar County Alabama February 1, 2019
Washington County Alabama February 14, 2019
Pickens County Alabama February 19, 2019
Baldwin County Alabama April 5, 2019
Conecuh County Alabama April 5, 2019
Morgan County Alabama September 26, 2019
Greene County Alabama January 7, 2020
Mississippi County Arkansas May 12, 2017
Craighead County Arkansas August 9, 2018
Lawrence County Arkansas September 21, 2018
Lincoln County Arkansas January 9, 2019
Greene County Arkansas February 12, 2019
Cleveland County Arkansas March 29, 2019
Chicot County Arkansas April 9, 2019
St. Francis County Arkansas May 7, 2019
Crittenden County Arkansas May 7, 2019
Desha County Arkansas May 13, 2019
Bradley County Arkansas July 15, 2019
Randolph County Arkansas August 9, 2019
Lee County Arkansas January 13, 2020
Ashley County Arkansas February 6, 2020
Cross County Arkansas April 7, 2020
Mesa County Colorado February 20, 2017
Delaware County Indiana January 21, 2016
Fayette County Indiana September 28, 2016
Randolph County Indiana May 18, 2015
Rush County Indiana March 17, 2015
Wayne County Indiana November 8, 2016
Henry County Indiana November 28, 2017
Harrison County Indiana August 21, 2019
Woodbury County Iowa January 24, 2019
Cherokee County Iowa January 2, 2020
Labette County Kansas August 29, 2016
Pottawatomie County Kansas December 20, 2016
Cherokee County Kansas February 3, 2016
Geary County Kansas August 15, 2019
Allen Parish Louisiana March 13, 2017
Avoyelles Parish Louisiana July 17, 2014
Catahoula Parish Louisiana February 7, 2016
Concordia Parish Louisiana April 13, 2017
Grant Parish Louisiana May 30, 2016
La Salle Parish Louisiana May 25, 2016
Natchitoches Parish Louisiana December 18, 2016
Rapides Parish Louisiana July 17, 2014
Winn Parish Louisiana June 23, 2016
Vernon Parish Louisiana June 1, 2016
Sabine Parish Louisiana December 21, 2018
Beauregard Parish Louisiana January 10, 2019
St. James Parish Louisiana February 11, 2019
DeSoto Parish Louisiana February 11, 2019
Ouachita Parish Louisiana May 29, 2019
Ascension Parish Louisiana October 25, 2019
Kent County Michigan August 21, 2016
Lake County Michigan February 19, 2017
Adams County Mississippi September 21, 2016
Bolivar County Mississippi June 13, 2017
Lincoln County Mississippi January 4, 2017
Sunflower County Mississippi January 19, 2017
Washington County Mississippi January 1, 2017
Leflore County Mississippi December 14, 2017
Coahoma County Mississippi January 8, 2018
Claiborne County Mississippi January 9, 2018
Copiah County Mississippi March 8, 2018
Holmes County Mississippi April 4, 2018
Lawrence County Mississippi May 16, 2018
Attala County Mississippi May 18, 2018
Warren County Mississippi June 27, 2018
Hinds County Mississippi August 17, 2018
Alcorn County Mississippi October 4, 2018
Clay County Mississippi November 2, 2018
Lowndes County Mississippi November 2, 2018
Oktibbeha County Mississippi November 2, 2018
Rankin County Mississippi November 12, 2018
Madison County Mississippi January 8, 2019
Hancock County Mississippi February 12, 2019
Carroll County Mississippi February 14, 2019
Simpson County Mississippi February 23, 2019
Pike County Mississippi March 14, 2019
Panola County Mississippi March 18, 2019
Winston County Mississippi April 12, 2019
Humphreys County Mississippi April 15, 2019
Franklin County Mississippi May 31, 2019
Choctaw County Mississippi June 7, 2019
Webster County Mississippi June 7, 2019
Walthall County Mississippi June 25, 2019
Yazoo County Mississippi July 16, 2019
Jackson County Mississippi July 22, 2019
Amite County Mississippi September 16, 2019
Jefferson County Mississippi September 23, 2019
Jones County Mississippi October 8, 2019
Sharkey County Mississippi October 11, 2019

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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