Despite rising high school graduation rates, Lowcountry students arent prepared for college or careers March 07, 2016

The TCCC report measures gaps in college and career readiness using student scores on the ACT college entrance exam and WorkKeys test, South Carolinas new assessments for 11th-graders, which replaced the states high school exit exam last spring. Unlike the exit exam, the ACT tests are timed and more rigorous.

EMCC to launch employment and training program for SNAP recipients March 07, 2016

MAYHEW -- East Mississippi Community College is implementing a program to provide employability skills to participants in SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP was formerly known as the Food Stamp Program.

Haywood County's Career Ready Graduates First Class, Plans to Expand in the Community March 07, 2016

Career Ready graduates are excited and hopeful the program will help them achieve career goals. Brownsville, Tennessee (PRWEB) March 04, 2016 From a recent high school graduate to a 55-year-old seeking a career change, the first graduates of the Career Ready – Find Your Success program represent diverse backgrounds but share the same optimism

Vernon County Achieves Certified Work Ready March 03, 2016

Hailing it as a "great achievement," Nevada Regional Technical Center Director Dr. Phillip Witt greeted city, county, business, industry and community leaders who gathered Friday morning to hear the state officially designate Vernon County as being workforce ready.

Task force helping match workers with compatible jobs March 02, 2016

Attracting a skilled workforce that wants to stay is a priority for local economic development partners. The objective is to match people, who reside locally or find their way to the Branson/Tri-Lakes Area, with compatible jobs — building the workforce and empowering individuals.

Cherokee County Economic Development February 29, 2016

I recently read that Cherokee County is the first county in Kansas to be designated ACT Work Ready. This is huge news as it relates to economic development, so I just wanted to congratulate you on this major accomplishment.

Organizations striving for "work ready" Cenla February 25, 2016

Central Louisiana Technical Community College and Gilchrist Construction Company got to reap some of the rewards for their efforts to develop a "work ready" populace in Central Louisiana.

Nonprofit organization granted $400,000 to help fight poverty, unemployment February 25, 2016

HWS officials say the money will help them implement a skill assessment test called the National Career Readiness Certificate, or NCRC. Executive Director Erin Porterfield says that will help people applying for jobs identify what their strengths and weaknesses are.

Gov. Bevin announces 3 newest KY Work Ready Communities February 25, 2016

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2016) - Governor Matt Bevin today announced that Mercer County has been certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Community, and Letcher, Lewis and Wayne counties have reached the Kentucky Work Ready Communities in Progress level.

Wayne County needs to test more workers February 18, 2016

Wayne County is close to becoming a certified Work Ready Community, but a few more residents need to take a free test for the county to receive the recognition.