The Kansas State Board of Education, working with Kansas legislators, are providing the opportunity for juniors in high school, including Fort Scott, to take assessments to help fill those workforce needs
With PCEDC as hosts, the first WRC Bootcamp was held by ACT, last week at the KSU Foundation.
The latest episode of the Ready for Work podcast features Dr. Jeff McCord, Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce and Workforce Development. McCord has unique insight following a decades-long career of straddling the worlds of business and education. After 20 years in the private sector working for Fortune 300 companies and then as Vice President at Northeast State Community College in Tennessee, he has seen a pressing need for educators and business leaders to communicate in order to improve workforce development at the regional and national levels.
FARMERVILLE — The Union Parish ACT Work Ready Community (ACT WRC) team today publicly launched a new workforce initiative at the Union Parish Chamber of Commerce Luncheon.
Craven Community College (Craven CC) received a mock assembly line from Moen with the purpose of training students attending workforce development classes at the Volt Center. This donation coincided with the recent launch of several Craven CC workforce development (WFD) programs at the Volt Center. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will have earned certificates for OSHA 10-hour Industry Safety, Lean Six Sigma White Belt, Forklift Operator and ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness.
A federal grant that will help counties adversely affected by the closing of the Mississippi Power Co. coal plant retrain workers is showing dividends. The ARC EMPower Initiative will not only help to begin to train high school students but will also be used on the community college level, and for community members who might be out of work or are seeking to advance their careers with additional training. In addition, the grant funds will be used in the ACT Workkeys testing program to help determine the level of skills that high school students currently have, and areas in which they might be deficient. Workkeys testing has already begun in the different counties.
Las Vegas, NV Chamber of Commerce's annual trip to Washington DC on Sept 8-13th is highlighted in this article
Oswego County is working towards becoming the first county is New York state to be able to prove it has a skilled workforce for employers.
The ACT Work Ready Communities Initiative is off and running in Oswego County, with ACT WorkKeys centers at Cayuga Community College’s Fulton Campus, Oswego County Opportunities offices in Fulton and Oswego, the city of Oswego Rental Assistance Program, CiTi BOCES and the Fulton and Mexico locations of Oswego County Workforce New York.
ACT Work Ready Communities is officially 25,000 employers strong, and growing. In just seven years, we’ve grown Work Ready Communities from 0 to 25,000 employers supporting the ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® (NCRC®). NV Energy is a public utility which generates, transmits and distributes electric service in northern and southern Nevada, including the Las Vegas Valley, and provides natural gas service in the Reno-Sparks metro area of Northern Nevada.