Columbia, Missouri Work Ready Community video December 01, 2015

This video shows how the Columbia Work Ready Community team is providing the connection between job seekers and employers with the ACT NCRC

Roadmap Illuminates Asset Mapping Process November 01, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) commissioned this asset mapping “roadmap” to provide guidance to regions seeking to strengthen their competitive position in the global economy. Asset mapping is an important ï¬ rst step in understanding the resources that a community can leverage to support integrated workforce and economic development initiatives.

Worker training grants available in 3 Upstate counties October 27, 2015

The WorkLink Workforce Development Board is accepting applications for the Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) program. IWT grants – available for businesses in Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties – allow employers that have at least one employee to upgrade their skills......

Gaston recognized as workforce development leader October 27, 2015

On Thursday, The N.C. Chamber Foundation recognized Gaston as an NCWorks Certified Work Ready Community. The distinction means the county is making strides to improve economic growth by preparing students with the skills necessary to succeed in todays workplace.

Virginia Board of Workforce Development 2013-2014 Annual Report October 19, 2015

EleVAte Virginia: Skills for Jobs and Business Growth. eleVAte Virginia is the new brand for Virginias Workforce System. · It is intended to be an eco-system; a network of business, education and workforce development partners committed to elevating Virginias economic vitality by connecting Virginians to the skills and credentials that lead to

Program helps prepare people for the workplace October 15, 2015

A program being offered by White Mountains Community College and WorkReadyNH is designed to help participants identify and improve their workplace skills, increase marketability and obtain documented evidence of their abilities.

Colletons students do well on state WorkKeys test October 15, 2015

All 11th grade students in the spring of 2015 took ACT WorkKeys, which consisted of three parts: Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for Information. Each test was 45 minutes long. There were 350 Colleton County High School students with valid scores on all three tests, 87.1 percent of the students earned a National Career Read

DD2 students top state average on ACT WorkKeys October 15, 2015

In recently released state ACT WorkKeys scores, 90.3 percent of Dorchester School District Two high school juniors demonstrated work readiness in the first statewide administration of this job skills assessment. In the spring of 2015, 11th grade students throughout the state took the new three-part test which consists of Applied Mathematics, Locat

Henry County named Virginias first 'Certified Work Ready Community' October 09, 2015

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today that Henry County has been designated as Virginias first Certified Work Ready Community. Speaking about the announcement, Gov. McAuliffe said, I applaud Henry County for leading the way in our Commonwealth for certification of foundational workforce skills"

WorkKeys: Local students do well on test of readiness for jobs October 09, 2015

A high percentage of local public school seniors are prepared to enter the workforce, according to the results of the ACT WorkKeys test they took last year as 11th-graders. Four of six local districts had 80 percent or more students earn a National Career Readiness Certificate.