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.

National Skill Development Initiative Gains Traction, Helps Communities Build Efficient Workforce October 01, 2015

Participating in the ACT Work Ready Communities (WRC) initiative helps county and state leaders build and strengthen workforce development efforts, while that participation is growing nationwide. These findings were included in a report released today at the third annual ACT Work Ready Communities Best Practices Symposium.

ACT Work Ready Communities: A Summary of the 2014 Survey Results October 01, 2015

County leaders were asked for their opinions about the ACT WRC initiative, while ACT NCRC holders were asked for their opinions about the certificate. Businesses were asked for their opinions about both the ACT WRC and the ACT NCRC.

3 more S.C. counties join ranks of Work Ready Communities October 01, 2015

alhoun, Chester and Orangeburg counties, along with 36 other counties, have now been awarded the certification. The state leads the nation with the most certified Work Ready Communities, according to DEW. The Work Ready initiative is providing employers with a skilled workforce, which is driving the states employment numbers where, in August, we

Workforce exam results show Jasper students are prepared October 01, 2015

In Jasper, 81.4 of Ridgeland-Hardeeville High juniors earned the National Career Readiness Certificate, ahead of students in Hampton and Allendale counties, and less than six points behind Colleton County juniors.

Orangeburg, Calhoun certified ‘Work Ready October 01, 2015

Orangeburg and Calhoun counties are now certified by South Carolina as Work Ready Communities. "This proves we are work ready and trying to enhance our skill sets so we can be more competitive," Orangeburg County Development Commission Executive Director Gregg Robinson said.