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.

Belle High School students receive National Career Ready Certificates February 12, 2016

BELLE, MO––Some 31 juniors and seniors at Belle High School successfully completed Work Keys testing and were presented with ACTs National Career Ready Certificates (NCRC) recently.

Catahoula Parish Achieves Certification as 'ACT Work Ready' February 11, 2016

HARRISONBURG, La (Press Release) - Catahoula Parish Work Ready Team Leaders plan to announce that it has met all criteria to become a certified ACT Work Ready Community, at the Catahoula Parish Police Jury meeting on Monday, February 8, 2016, 6:00pm.

Cherokee County ACT Certified Work Ready Community February 11, 2016

COLUMBUS, Kan. Cherokee County has become the first county in the State of Kansas to be an ACT Certified Work Ready Community. The credential certifies essential skills needed for workplace success.

Cleveland County receives 'extremely important' NC Works designation February 11, 2016

SHELBY – Cleveland County is now an NC Works Certified Work Ready Community. The county was presented the certification on Tuesday morning by the North Carolina Chamber.

Howell certified as ‘ready for work February 04, 2016

Howell County has been certified as a national Work Ready Community by the national college testing organization ACT, joining a select group of counties across the United States that is linking its economic development initiatives with education and workforce development.

Delaware County - Certified Work Ready Community February 01, 2016

MUNCIE —Delaware County has become the third Certified Work Ready Community in Eastern Indiana through ACT, completing 100 percent of its goals. The County joins Randolph and Rush Counties in this accomplishment. ACT launched its national Certified Work Ready Communities (CWRC) initiative in 2011.

New Western Nevada College class step toward meeting need for skilled labor January 26, 2016

Monday was the first day of the accelerated program in which 10 students, including four veterans, will meet for 6 hours a day for four days a week. The class is a joint project between WNC, JobConnect and JOIN, Inc. employment services in Northern Nevada. After the students complete the four-month course, they will have earned 21 credits.