Gov. Parson keynotes highlights Missouri's workforce success August 03, 2021

Missouri Governor Mike Parson keynoted the opening of the 2021 ACT State Organizations virtual conference.  Gov. Parson shared Missouri's success with Work Ready Communities, preparing the workforce with WorkKeys, and economic recovery from disasters and pandemics alike.

Franklin County begins WRC Journey July 30, 2021

“This is an important part of our overall approach to building a quality workforce here in Franklin County. Workforce development is critical to the success of our business and industry.” – Paul Bean, Executive Director, FCDC.

Hempstead County Economic Development Launches their ACT® Work Ready Community Initiative July 30, 2021

Hempstead County Judge, Jerry Crain said our community is glad to participate in this proactive process to better our labor force and help local employers and their employees.

Miller County pushes to enhance workforce July 30, 2021

"Miller County is excited to partner with the Texarkana USA Regional Chamber of Commerce to launch ACT Work Ready Communities initiatives that use the ... ACT WorkKeys NCRC [National Career Readiness Certificate] as the basis for industry-driven efforts that link education, workforce and economic development," Miller County Judge Cathy Harrison said.

WorkKeys Job Profiler Training announces next session July 26, 2021

A key to building a stronger workforce is assessing capabilities of workers and potential workers, and providing opportunities for growth when there is a gap. For a limited time and in some regions, we’re offering a 50% discount to become an authorized ACT® WorkKeys® Job Profiling expert. Contact ACT to determine if you are eligible for the discounted fee—319-337-1724.  Deadline is August 13.

Reinvigorate the Core of Your Community: 2021 ACT Workforce Summit July 20, 2021

ACT's Workforce Summit is back for late 2021. The theme is Reinvigorate the Core of Your Community. Call for proposals will be released in August. Mark your calendars and plan to attend virtually November 30 through December 2.

Global Trade magazine showcases Franklin County WRC July 16, 2021

Whether you prefer to call it the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0, there is no denying that industry is getting smarter. Franklin County represents one of the top markets in the country for industrial and business development thanks to easy access to Interstate 35, Interstate 70, Logistics Park Kansas City and the Kansas City International Airport, as well as inclusion in the Foreign Trade Zone.

Shineman Foundation honored for funding WRC and numerous economic vitality initiatives July 16, 2021

The Ally Award for 2021 was presented to the Richard S. Shineman Foundation in recognition and appreciation of the vision, commitment and leadership demonstrated to support countless not for profit initiatives to improve quality of life and economic vitality across Oswego County; for providing 291 grants totaling over $9.4 million to 180 organizations and programs, including Work Ready Communities.

Lorain Community College featured in Rand Research on stackable credentials July 15, 2021

Short term and stackable in Ohio is the theme of recent research from the Rand corporation. The report cites Ohio's success in stackable short-term credentials. Open Campus Media showcased best practices Lorain Community College.

Prince Edward County speaks out on new WRC designation July 15, 2021

“It is important to develop and maintain a skilled workforce here in Prince Edward County.
Workforce skills are a key component of economic development in today’s economy and
becoming an ACT Work Ready Community will support workforce development,” stated Prince
Edward County Board of Supervisors Chairman J. David Emert.