On December 4, ACT will unveil its first ever education and workforce policy platforms, outlining the federal legislative priorities championed by the organization across the kindergarten through career continuum.
ACT held its second annual ACT Work Ready Communities Best Practices Symposium on Oct. 7 and 8 in St. Louis, Mo., providing an opportunity for participating state and community leaders to share their success stories from the nationwide initiative.
In her Adult Ed classroom at the Chester County Career Center, transition specialist Lindy Blanks holds up three laminated cards; one is gold, one silver and one bronze. You'd never know it to look at them, but for a lot of Chester County jobseekers, these three cards are actually the keys to the future.
Skip Palma, Oregon veteran, talks about how the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate helped him end long term unemployment.
Excerpt: A new program that will kick off this summer wants to help people find jobs that better match their skills and interests, and also help McLean County better compete for new business opportunities. The McLean County Certified Work Ready Community initiative is part of a national effort to encourage those in the workforce to get ACT's NCRC-
Life is full of choices. Each choice we make — or fail to make — affects our own lives and the lives of others. For those with imaginative minds, choices may take the form of “what ifs.” Here are a few that drive me and many of my colleagues at ACT.....
A recent article by Gov. Jay Nixon featured on CNBC discussed the many advantages that Missouri offers to prospective and current businesses looking to grow. The article mentions Missouri’s competitive economic climate, spotless AAA credit rating, and world-class workforce as compelling factors as to why the Show-Me State is ready to compete...
Excerpt: Education is quite simply the best economic development tool there is. That's why we expanded access to preschool, increased funding for K-12 education and held down college tuition. We launched groundbreaking, nationally-recognized Innovation Campuses, which partner with businesses to help students attain more career-ready skills—in less
In support of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s goal that all students graduate ready for college and career, the Department has announced ACT WorkKeys® as an additional academic measure that districts and charter schools can use to gauge students’ proficiency as they graduate from high school.
South Carolina is replacing its high school exit exam with tests considered more useful to students' future success, with scores that could go on work resumes or college admissions applications. A new law signed by Gov. Nikki Haley deletes South Carolina's 3-decade-old requirement that high school students pass an exit exam...