Cayuga Community College received $92,084 from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation last week to pilot a countywide workforce development initiative that would make Oswego County the first in the state — and the Northeast — to receive “Work Ready Community” designation by education and professional development nonprofit ACT.
Hawkins County is one of the first counties in Northeast Tennessee to be certified as a Work Ready Community. Hawkins County’s certification effort was spearheaded by Cooper Standard Human Resources Manager Gabrielle Buchanan and Hawkins County Industrial Development Board Coordinator Rebecca Baker.
Tentative dates for the 2019 ACT Workforce Summit are October 28-30 at Charlotte, North Carolina. Stay tuned for more info. Details and presentations from the 2018 summit in New Orleans are online for review as well.
ACT® WorkKeys® Estimator is a quick, step-by-step tool used to estimate the WorkKeys skill and skill
level requirements needed for entry into and effective performance in employer training, CTE, apprenticeship, occupations, and job selection at smaller employers. Estimator helps document decisions concerning use of WorkKeys.&nb
Excitement continues to build as Washington County seeks the first ever Work Ready Community designation for Maryland. Take a glimpse through the passion of employers, developers, educators, and community leaders at a recent signing ceremony in Hagerstown.
Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Crossville not only offers a path to a postsecondary degree or certification, it also offers career development and workforce training opportunities for local industry and business.
“We’ve got over 500 people going to school here right now,” said Cliff Wightman, director of the Crossville TCAT campus during the Oct. 31 Workforce and Education Summit. “And 100 of those are high schoolers.”
Rutherford County publicly launched their Work Ready Community initiative on Tuesday, November 13th. Check out this congratulations video.
Rutherford County Chamber partners also announced their pledge to become a certified ACT Work Ready Community, demonstrating its commitment to developing a strong workforce pipeline, desirable to employers, economy developers and citizens of the county.
Data is of particular concern when filling open positions that do not require a degree and are primarily entry level. That’s why LORD utilizes three WorkKeys® assessments as an extra screening for machine shop, computer numerical control (CNC) machining, electronic assembly and testing division roles. They identify whether a candidate possesses a minimum skill level that can’t be measured through an interview.
ACT is pleased to publish the presentations and handouts from the recent ACT Workforce Summit in New Orleans. We thank you for your commitment to your students, workforce, and community, and we hope you find these resources useful for you as you prepare for continued growth. Download the resources at no cost online.