Nonprofit gets $4 million grant for job training with child care July 07, 2016

A Greenville nonprofit has received a $4 million U.S. Department of Labor grant that will be used to provide both free training and certification for advanced manufacturing jobs and child care for low-income parents in Greenville and Laurens counties.Initially, parents will complete assessments, including WorkKeys and the National Career Readiness

High school WorkKeys testing sees growth July 07, 2016

The Golden Triangle Early Workforce Initiative is seeing an increase in positive results in its second year, according to Golden Triangle Development LINK officials. This year, 273 high school juniors from across the region took the ACT WorkKeys test. Of those, 153 students earned the ACT's National Career Readiness Certificate.

Pittsylvania Co. named a Certified Work Ready Community June 28, 2016

Pittsylvania County is now a Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC). This nationally-recognized designation by the Commonwealth and American College Testing (ACT) signifies job-ready skill sets of the countys high school students, job seekers and incumbent workforce.

Ready to work: Hundreds turn out for hospitality job fair June 10, 2016

Hotel Vue General Manager Wendy Grandin said the hotel received more than 150 applications at the job fair. COPYRIGHT © 2016, Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper

Aiken, Union counties become South Carolina Work Ready Communities May 31, 2016

South Carolina's Aiken and Union counties recently became the 43rd and 44th counties in the Palmetto State to be certified as South Carolina Work Ready Communities

Employ youths this summer to build future workforce May 20, 2016

Youths participate in activities that encourage and foster civic engagement. Participants also have the opportunity to earn a National Career Readiness Certificate to demonstrate the skills they have acquired.

NCWorks Certified Work Ready Community A Win-Win Initiative for Halifax & Northampton Counties! May 20, 2016

Halifax and Northampton Counties employers, workforce professionals, economic developers, educators and elected officials are very excited about both counties becoming NCWorks Certified Work Ready Communities (CWRC).

College of the Canyons ‘Fast Track Program Helps Locals Launch New Careers May 18, 2016

The latest graduates from the College of the Canyons ‘Fast Track program prove that with the right training, you can go from being unemployed to launching a new career in just seven weeks.

Sullivan County has two years to become ACT Work Ready May 18, 2016

A two-year clock has started ticking for Sullivan County to become an ACT Work Ready Community, which would make it the first in Tennessee east of Nashville and give the county, in effect, certified workers.

Push Begins for Work Readiness Status May 12, 2016

On Thursday, April 28, the LEAD group met in Ellsinore and voted to work toward getting the entire region certified as workforce ready. Butler and Ripley counties have Certified Work Ready status and are in the process of having that status renewed. Wayne, Reynolds, and Carter counties will be working to obtain that status.