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Crawford County, Arkansas

Arkansas Ready for Life Uses WorkKeys to Plan Career Pathways August 22, 2022

Arkansas Ready for Life launched enhancements to their online career exploration cards that link to WorkKeys skill profiles. The new tool helps users set understand the skills they need to acquire to meet career and life goals. Available now at,   users can browse career pathways and personalize learning with a wide variety of courses. The currently employed can browse industry or other training while prospective hires can become familiar with a new field before applying to a position.

Video: Success Story Highlights Ex-Offender Success with NCRC in Western Arkansas July 21, 2020

Enjoy this inspiring success story of Jacob Holtschulte and his journey from corrections to a career, thanks in part to Adult Education and the WorkKeys NCRC. The video features local leaders describing how this approach makes a difference.

Felon turns life around with Career Readiness Certificate, Crawford County jail program offers chance for detainees to find work February 04, 2020

The CRC program has served over 800 inmates in Crawford County. The county spends roughly $52 per day for every inmate that is housed in the Crawford County Justice Center. The Alternative Sentencing Program has saved Crawford County almost $1 million.

What Are Act Work Ready Communities? February 26, 2019

Arkansas Planning and Development District.
According to ACT, participating counties, regions and states help:
• Business and industry know exactly what foundational skills they need for a productive
workforce – and to easily communicate their needs.
• Individuals understand what skills are required by employers – and how to prepare
themselves for success.
• Policy makers consistently measure the skills gap in a timely manner at the national,
state, and local levels.
• Educators close the skills gap, via tools integrated into career pathways with
stackable industry-recognized credentials.
• Economic developers use an on-demand reporting tool to market the quality of
their workforce.

Van Buren, Alma to take part in NCRC program February 26, 2019

The communities of
Van Buren and Alma will
be officially announcing
their participation in
promoting the National
Career Readiness Certificate
(NCRC) program as
a county-wide effort to
prepare the workforce for
current and future needs.

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 March 31, 2024 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through March 31, 2024 , 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.

Please contact us if you have comments, questions or would like to receive more information.