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Cumberland to be workforce ready May 04, 2016

Cumberland County has begun the two-year process of becoming a Certified Work Ready Community (WRC).

RMC hosts four featured manufacturing speakers May 04, 2016

Karen Seman, director of workforce development for Richland Community Development Group gave the first lecture about how WorkKeys, a test created through the ACT will soon be given to students in high school

Higher focus on career, vocational skills May 04, 2016

The Graduation Alliance also recently announced a collaboration to offer the WorkKeys job skill tests and the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) as part of a diploma program.

May Huge Month For Career Readiness Testing May 04, 2016

College officials say May will be a very important month for Career Readiness Testing. The WorkKeys® tests for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) will be offered five times during May.

Area’s workforce small but strong, competitive May 04, 2016

: The Washington County Economic Alliance is on the cusp of attaining a National Career Readiness Certificate silver status. Since the WCEA launched the ACT Work Ready Program in February, 294 out of 535 tested residents, or 55 percent, have tested in the silver level on the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate, said Cary Karlson,

Partnership to offer industry credentials for non-traditional students April 20, 2016

According to a recent survey from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, only 30 percent of high school graduates without post-secondary instruction obtain full-time employment.

Northwest Tennessee Counties Striving to Be ACT Work Ready Communities April 20, 2016

What if high school students and recent graduates could earn a nationally recognized credential demonstrating that they have the literacy and numeracy skills necessary for success in the workplace? What if employers had a way to precisely measure the skills needed for particular jobs and then hire people who possess those skills?

Jail joins Adult Education in skill-based credentials program April 19, 2016

The Calloway County Jail in cooperation with the Calloway County Adult Education Office is now offering the opportunity for inmates to achieve skill-based credentials to help them secure employment upon their release. Participants can earn the National Career Readiness Certificate which is a portable and uniform measure of key workplace skills.

The City of Parsons and LCC want to get their community workforce ready. April 19, 2016

Representatives in the City of Parsons are working to make the city a workforce ready community. In an effort of doing so, the city and Labette Community College is offering free testing to anyone who wants to become workforce ready.

Halifax County joins elite ranks for work readiness April 19, 2016

Employers, local leaders and state officials gathered at Presto Products Friday to celebrate Halifax County’s designation as a Certified Ready Work Community.

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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.


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