Rush County, IN annouces ACT Work Ready Communities participation April 02, 2014

Cathy Wenning, Chair of the Rush County Economic and Community Development Corporation and Government and Community Relations Manager for DUKE Energy opened the program No Foolin Were Going for the Gold at the April 1st Rotary meeting. Click on the header to learn more......

ACT Names Seven New Members to National Workforce Solutions Advisory Board March 12, 2014

IOWA CITY, Iowa—ACT today will welcome seven new members and nine continuing members to its National Workforce Solutions Advisory Board, which guides its national ACT Work Ready Communities initiative. The new board members will be announced today at a meeting in Atlanta.

McCormick County, SC achieves Certified Work Ready Community status March 06, 2014

McCormick County has become the second county in South Carolina to meet all state and national requirements to earn the Certified Work Ready Community designation through national testing organization ACT and S.C. Work Ready Communities initiative. McCormick also is only the sixth county in the United States to receive the designation.

Oregon Economic Indicators: Certifying your workforce February 09, 2014

A key component for any business wishing to locate in the Klamath Basin is the availability of a trained workforce. Usually those numbers are hard to quantify or may simply be soft. Now theres a definitive test that will give current and prospective employers hard numbers on the workforce and its skill level.

Central Louisiana vying to be among first 'work ready communities' January 30, 2014

The Cenla Work Ready Network has been a resounding success in identifying thousands of local people as possessing qualities that make a good employee. The next step is to spread the program to local businesses.

PBS NewsHour Highlights ACT WorkKeys January 23, 2014

PBS NewsHour writes, “For American industry, finding employees who have all the requisite skills is a big challenge, and hiring people who dont stack up can cost businesses a great deal of money. Click on headline to view their full report highlighting ACT WorkKeys.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon recognizes newly Certified Work Ready Communities January 16, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 16, 2014 Gov. Nixon recognizes workforce development efforts of businesses and community leaders in Franklin County in announcing proposal for increased funding for Missouri Works Training.

Site Selection Magazine - January Digital Edition January 02, 2014

January 2013: Site Selection magazine is an internationally circulated business publication covering corporate real estate and economic development. This year, they published the State of the States information which includes state ACT National Career Readiness Certificate data. Please see page 74 for the full story.

Businesses to embark on work force initiative December 04, 2013

The St. Joseph Metro Chamber 2013 Winter Chairmans Breakfast, held Tuesday at Holiday Inn, served as the venue for kicking off the Certified Work Ready program. More than 170 people attended the event.

We're Young. We're Educated. And We're Certified! August 15, 2013

Utah is well known for its young, educated, bilingual, skilled workforce, but a new initiative underway will make that workforce stand out even more by earning the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).