One of the most important jobs of a high school is to prepare students to become productive citizens in the world of work. The Department of Labor and Regulation provides a free opportunity for high school students to get a “picture” of their “real world” skills. The assessment is WorkKeys® and it has been identified as the leading job skills assessment in the nation. Questions on the assessment are based on everyday work world situations and helps identify skills that are relevant and critical to job success
Chambers County AL uses WorkKeys tests as part of their career readiness initiative.
Work Ready Community designation offered by ACT Inc. to certify worker skill in applied math, reading for information and locating information. Cumberland County is the first Middle Tennessee county to seek the designation.
The Top Event, held by the North Louisiana Economic Partnership, is an event at which awards are presented to the best in economic development. The TOP of Mind Award is one of the awards given and recognizes programs and projects that provide workers to support current and future employers.
This year’s recipient was North Louisiana Ready2Work of which Morehouse is a part along with multiple surrounding parishes.
In recent years Morehouse joined Northeast Louisiana Ready2Work to help create a bigger network of communities who are work ready. The Ready2Work Program allows parishes to become known as certified work ready through use of the WorkKeys Exam. Morehouse is in the midst of being certified having attained 80% of its goals within the program.
The strength of a community can be measured in many ways. And everyone knows that when the job market is strong, the community thrives. In Johnson County, the ACT Work Ready Community program was launched earlier this month by the Johnson County Development Corporation. ACT Work Ready communities are billed as a part of a national infrastructure creating community-based networks to link, align and match America’s workforce.
KSCJ was on hand Friday Gov. Kim Reynolds and other state and regional dignataries celebrated Woodbury County as Iowa's First Work Ready Community.
Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday praised Woodbury County officials, as their efforts resulted in the first Iowa county to achieve certification in national initiative designed to match skilled workers with jobs in demand. Reynolds said that's an important honor for Woodbury County, and hopes other Iowa counties get on board as well.
More and more industries and college technical training programs require employees to take the national WorkKeys test, which assesses a person’s readiness for employment in different types of jobs. In response to this demand, more and more communities are moving to become “work ready” communities
Indianapolis ABC affiliate RTV6 featured Johnson County, Indiana's official launch to become a Work Ready Community. The news feature highlights WorkKeys NCRC availability at the Johnson County Library and covers efforts to connect certified job candidates with local employers.
Leaders examine and address skill gaps for minorities and others in need in Charleston, SC