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3 more S.C. counties join ranks of Work Ready Communities October 01, 2015

alhoun, Chester and Orangeburg counties, along with 36 other counties, have now been awarded the certification. The state leads the nation with the most certified Work Ready Communities, according to DEW. “The Work Ready initiative is providing employers with a skilled workforce, which is driving the state’s employment numbers where, in August, we

Workforce exam results show Jasper students are prepared October 01, 2015

In Jasper, 81.4 of Ridgeland-Hardeeville High juniors earned the National Career Readiness Certificate, ahead of students in Hampton and Allendale counties, and less than six points behind Colleton County juniors.

Orangeburg, Calhoun certified ‘Work Ready’ October 01, 2015

Orangeburg and Calhoun counties are now certified by South Carolina as Work Ready Communities. "This proves we are work ready and trying to enhance our skill sets so we can be more competitive," Orangeburg County Development Commission Executive Director Gregg Robinson said.

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 ...

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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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