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Lorain Countys Work Ready initiative takes place May 10 May 12, 2016

Dawn Calvert, president and CEO of Team Lorain County, said in the news release, that one of the first questions new industry prospects ask is Do you have an available qualified workforce? Because Lorain County is an ACT Work Ready Community, it will have data to provide to a prospective business showing its workforces level of accomplishment.

County looks to train workforce of the future May 12, 2016

Tom Green County Judge Steve Floyd kicked off the county's Work Ready Community Initiative on Thursday with some economic truths. "The public and private sectors share many things — one of them is the workforce," he said. "The future of Tom Green County is as good as its workforce."

Dunklin Co. MO earns Certified Work Ready status May 12, 2016

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced on Thursday, May 5 that Dunklin County has achieved designation as a Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC). Incredibly strong support from the local workforce helped the certification happen, with more than 2,200 National Career Readiness Certificates (NCRC)

Madison County leaders presented 'Work Ready' certificate May 12, 2016

Madison County Commissioners received the official designation as a Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC) at a plaque presentation Thursday at Black River Electric Cooperative meeting room. It is a pleasure to announce that Madison County has achieved the Work Ready status.

‘Ready region benefits May 12, 2016

Adding to Northwest Missouris roster of Certified Work Ready Communities can help greatly in boosting the regional economy. Enticing high-quality companies to locate or expand here — to make a long-term commitment and spend millions of dollars on equipment and facilities — is heavily dependent on ownerships belief the investment will pay off.

Memphis enlists national testing company to certify workforce May 12, 2016

Memphis and Shelby County committed to improve its workforce Monday by starting a bid to become one of the ACT Work Ready Communities. The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) workforce credential — offered by ACT, the same company whose exams qualify students for college entrance — complements degrees and other certifications earned....

County nears Work Ready status May 11, 2016

The recent achievement by a group of area educators, business owners, and state and local officials has given Quay County and Tucumcari a nationally recognized tool that can be used to attract new economic development. One of the main things businesses look at in a potential site for expansion is whether or not there is a workforce large enough..

Push Begins for Work Readiness Status May 05, 2016

Need Identified for Wayne, Reynolds, Carter Counties: What is the largest hurdle that the Wayne, Reynolds, Carter, Butler, and Ripley county area needs to overcome in order to grow?

Iowa Workforce Development recognizes Chickasaw County May 04, 2016

Iowa Workforce Development announced Thursday the county achieved that status by satisfying several qualifications. •Five percent of Chickasaw Countys workforce earned National Career Readiness Certificates.

Cumberland to be workforce ready May 04, 2016

Cumberland County has begun the two-year process of becoming a Certified Work Ready Community (WRC).