St.James Parish Participates in Work Ready Communites June 21, 2017

St. James Parish- ACT Work Ready Communities (Welding) 2-22-17

Guildford County June 21, 2017

Guildford County is participating in ACT Work Ready Communities

Howard Adult Center graduates 61 students June 14, 2017

Teacher Mary Ann Owens recognized new members of the Howard Adult Education Honor Society. They were selected based on attendance, attitude and self-reliance. She also recognized students who earned National Career Readiness Certification. They are noted in the list of graduates. The WorkKeys credential identifies those students who have achieved a certain level of skills and knowledge.

Hawkins schools churning out more 'work-ready' graduates than ever before June 14, 2017

ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County's Class of 2017 may be the most work-ready group of high school graduates in county history.

County effort to be a Work Ready Community June 14, 2017

The Missouri Job Center will be giving the ACT WorkKeys test in Buffalo, at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 22, in Room 304 in the Shewmaker building at Buffalo High School, 500 W. Main.  

People who are currently employed, looking for employment or are a student are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to obtain a free, national credential that can increase their competitiveness in obtaining a job.

Hawkins schools churning out more 'work-ready' graduates than ever before June 06, 2017
ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County's Class of 2017 may be the most work-ready group of high school graduates in county history. Last year 57, Hawkins County high school graduates walked away with a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) in the first year ...
Martinsville designated as a “work-ready” community May 31, 2017

COLLINSVILLE – Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday announced that Martinsville has become the fourth locality in the state to be designated a Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC). During the announcement at the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce ...

Governor McAuliffe Announces Martinsville Named Virginia’s Fourth Certified Work Ready Community May 30, 2017

MARTINSVILLE – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the City of Martinsville has been designated as the Commonwealth’s fourth Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC). The nationally recognized designation, conferred by the Commonwealth of ...

Beauregard, striving to become an ACT Work Ready community May 19, 2017

A luncheon was held today, at the Grace Church Champion Center in DeRidder, to educate area employers about the ACT Work Ready initiative. Beauregard Parish is getting involved in this program in an effort to boost job skills and get more people into the workforce.

‘Work Ready’ May 15, 2017
JACKSON – Northampton County can now join the ranks of surrounding counties to call themselves a certified “Work Ready Community.” The county received certification in April after a stringent application process which began in February 2016.


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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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