RMC hosts four featured manufacturing speakers May 04, 2016

Karen Seman, director of workforce development for Richland Community Development Group gave the first lecture about how WorkKeys, a test created through the ACT will soon be given to students in high school

Higher focus on career, vocational skills May 04, 2016

The Graduation Alliance also recently announced a collaboration to offer the WorkKeys job skill tests and the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) as part of a diploma program.

May Huge Month For Career Readiness Testing May 04, 2016

College officials say May will be a very important month for Career Readiness Testing. The WorkKeys tests for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) will be offered five times during May.

Partnership to offer industry credentials for non-traditional students April 20, 2016

According to a recent survey from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, only 30 percent of high school graduates without post-secondary instruction obtain full-time employment.

Northwest Tennessee Counties Striving to Be ACT Work Ready Communities April 20, 2016

What if high school students and recent graduates could earn a nationally recognized credential demonstrating that they have the literacy and numeracy skills necessary for success in the workplace? What if employers had a way to precisely measure the skills needed for particular jobs and then hire people who possess those skills?

Jail joins Adult Education in skill-based credentials program April 19, 2016

The Calloway County Jail in cooperation with the Calloway County Adult Education Office is now offering the opportunity for inmates to achieve skill-based credentials to help them secure employment upon their release. Participants can earn the National Career Readiness Certificate which is a portable and uniform measure of key workplace skills.

The City of Parsons and LCC want to get their community workforce ready. April 19, 2016

Representatives in the City of Parsons are working to make the city a workforce ready community. In an effort of doing so, the city and Labette Community College is offering free testing to anyone who wants to become workforce ready.

Halifax County joins elite ranks for work readiness April 19, 2016

Employers, local leaders and state officials gathered at Presto Products Friday to celebrate Halifax Countys designation as a Certified Ready Work Community.

Sangamon County accepted into Certified Work Ready Community program April 19, 2016

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce's application to have Sangamon County become a Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC) was one of eight in the country recently accepted for the program by ACT, an organization best known for college entrance exams that provides the certification.

Door County Cradle to Career and Job Center Collaborate for Career Goal Workshop April 19, 2016

Self confidence is key to setting career goals, shared Kim Carley of the Door County Job Center, at Door County Cradle to Careers (DCCTC) second Young Parent Workshop on April 5. Carley provided participants hands-on career exploration using Career Cruising online and coached them in goal-setting using their own personalized information.