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More than 5 million people in the United States have earned the ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® proving that they have the skills American employers need. Learn More.


Graduation party June 02, 2015

He has not allowed any challenge to keep him from success. This spring Cole graduated from Newton High School with the 2015 Superintendent Award, membership in the First Hour Honor Team and an ACT National Career Readiness Certificate. He also competed on the school bowling and track teams and was a member of the Rotary Club and Railer Ambassadors.

University of Phoenix Now Accepting ACT National Career Readiness Certificate for Elective Course Credits June 01, 2015

Today, University of Phoenix announced it will accept the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT NCRC) for up to three credits towards elective courses in select University undergraduate degree programs.

Washington businesses to benefit from new work ready certification May 29, 2015

EVERETT, Wash. – Washington employees can now be certified as “work ready,” positioning the state to better compete for jobs, business growth and economic development. Work Ready Washington on Thursday announced statewide participation in ACT’s Work Ready Communities initiative, which uses the National Career Readiness certificate (NCRC) test to de

New program in Prichard helps job training May 27, 2015

A new program in Prichard could help you train for a high growth job. Prichard has partnered with Bishop State Community College "Ready To Work".

County working hard to improve workforce May 24, 2015

Ready to answer the door when opportunity knocks. Ready to welcome new business. Ready to work. During this week's Economic Development Corp. board meeting, Director Bruce Hosier announced that, as of last Friday, Randolph County had received a "gold status" as a national ACT work-ready community.

S-C seniors awarded $3 million in scholarships May 23, 2015

Smith-Cotton High School held their annual Senior Awards program for the Class of 2015 on May 6th.

Top Competitive States: In It to Win It May 12, 2015

Two new Midwest right-to-work states — Michigan and Indiana — make the Top 10 Competitive States for 2014. But the Southeast still dominates the list with North Carolina taking first place, which went to Georgia a year ago. Louisiana, Texas, South Carolina and Tennessee round out the top five. Ohio’s 9th place finish in the midst of so many Southe

T&D Region strives to show it's WorkReady May 11, 2015

Nearly three years ago, Gov. Nikki Haley came to Orangeburg to announce an effort to have each of the state's 46 counties certified as having skilled employees who are ready to work. Orangeburg and Calhoun counties are still working to be certified as South Carolina WorkReady communities, while Bamberg County was certified last December.

Southern Hills CTC completes Certified Production Technology Class May 10, 2015

Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, in conjunction with the University of Cincinnati East, held a reception ceremony and employment fair for the eight completers of the Certified Production Technology program on April 14.

White House conference on worker training will look at St. Louis apprenticeship program April 24, 2015

WASHINGTON - A White House conference Friday will include discussions about a new program in St. Louis to train non-traditional workers through apprentice programs in construction, manufacturing and other trades.