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Georgetown County achieves Certified Work Ready Community designation October 01, 2015

“Receiving our certification as a Work Ready Community is further evidence that Georgetown County is serious about recruiting businesses to our community,” said Brian Tucker, director of the county’s Economic Development Department.

Gregg County first in state certified as 'work ready' Longview News-Journal October 01, 2015

To be certified, a county must reach or exceed goals for the number of people earning a National Career Readiness Certificate through WorkKeys, ...

Students say iCAN to college and career readiness September 25, 2015

Honolulu CC will graduate 10 students with national career readiness certificates

Employment and workforce are focus of chamber meeting September 25, 2015

local business representatives assembled Tuesday for the Park Hills-Leadington Chamber of Commerce investor meeting if they have thought about giving preference to job applicants who have an ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).

First intro MIG weld ing students get certificates September 25, 2015

Nine students completed the eight-week program which was held in the Rolla Technical Institute welding lab. The training included OSHA10 certification, a National Career Readiness certificate and five weeks of welding instruction.

Aiken school district says 90 percent of senior students earn career readiness certification September 25, 2015

AIKEN – The Aiken County Public School District announced Tuesday that 90 percent of seniors in the Class of 2016 have earned a National Career ...

Local schools perform well on SAT, ACT WorkKeys September 25, 2015

About 88 percent of students earned a National Career Readiness Certificate, an assessment-based credential that certifies essential work skills ...

Tucumcari wants to be a work-ready community September 25, 2015

One of the most important criteria in any company location or relocation decision, however, is whether a “trained and ready” workforce is waiting.

Workforce initiative to help retain and recruit business to Miami and the county September 25, 2015

City leaders announced plans to pursue certification in the Oklahoma ACT Certified Work Ready Community Initiative at the Coleman Theatre in Miami ...

Ready. Set. Work. College hosts fair for the job-ready September 18, 2015

Employment often starts with a handshake. Such was the case Wednesday at the N.C. National Career Readiness Certification Job Fair at Gaston College. More than 30 employers from different industries met with job seekers to discuss career opportunities and prospective openings.

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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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