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.
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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 https://www.readyforlife.com/, 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.
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.
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
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.