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Seven Additional S.C. Counties Certified as Work Ready April 22, 2015

Seven counties were recognized today for achieving certification through the South Carolina Work Ready Communities (SCWRC) initiative. The counties are: Barnwell, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Lee, Lexington, and Marion.

Board recognizes outstanding students from each school April 13, 2015

In addition, Cassandra Osborne, a senior at Anacoco High School, was honored for earning a National Career Readiness Certificate. According to Renita Page with the school board’s curriculum department, individual students can earn the NCRC by taking three WorkKeys assessments, which includes Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for

ACT and Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Announce Collaboration Designed to Expand Use of Stackable Credentials March 24, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. and IOWA CITY, Iowa—The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) and ACT today announced a formal collaboration to accelerate the use of stackable credentials from the two organizations: the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate™ (ACT NCRC®) and MSSC’s Certified Production Technician (CPT) and Certified Logistics Technician

Marion County School District: Commitment paying off March 22, 2015

MARION, S.C. – It is often said that seemingly small things can make a tremendous difference. For instance, increasing the temperature of water by a single degree can mean the difference between something that is very hot and something that generates enough force to power an engine.

ACT and the Delta Regional Authority Announce Partnership Designed to Boost Workforce, Sustain Economic Growth March 11, 2015

The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) has initiated a partnership with Iowa-based nonprofit ACT to help DRA counties and parishes create the infrastructure and policies that support local workforce development and training systems through a region-specific version of the ACT Work Ready Communities Academy.

Johnnie-Lynn Crosby: The need for a work ready community March 07, 2015

A work-ready community is critical to successfully recruiting industry to Spartanburg County.

Gov. Nixon visits Maxion Wheels to highlight manufacturing jobs growth February 26, 2015

On Wednesday, Gov. Jay Nixon visited Maxion Wheels, a global leader in automotive wheel manufacturing, to highlight the continued resurgence of Missouri’s automotive manufacturing industry and applaud Pettis County for earning a Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC) designation.

Gov. Nixon visits auto supplier in Sedalia to highlight manufacturing jobs growth, recognize workforce development efforts of Pettis County February 25, 2015

SEDALIA, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today visited Maxion Wheels, a global leader in automotive wheel manufacturing, to highlight the continued resurgence of Missouri’s automotive manufacturing industry and applaud Pettis County for earning a Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC) designation.

‘Work Keys’ unlock job opportunities February 23, 2015

Counties across the country are riding the wave of a growing trend of certifying their communities as “Work Ready.”

South Carolina Certifies 18 counties on December 18th! December 19, 2014

COLUMBIA--Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill and Lt. Gov.-Elect Henry McMaster announced today that nearly half of South Carolina's counties are now certified as work ready, outpacing the nation in an initiative that showcases the highly skilled workforce that businesses require in a competitive economy.

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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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