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Gov. Parson keynotes highlights Missouri's workforce success August 03, 2021

Missouri Governor Mike Parson keynoted the opening of the 2021 ACT State Organizations virtual conference.  Gov. Parson shared Missouri's success with Work Ready Communities, preparing the workforce with WorkKeys, and economic recovery from disasters and pandemics alike.

Video Showcases Eco Devo and Education Collaboration in Pottawatomie County, Kansas May 24, 2021

Brief video PSA on the collaboration with local high schools and Pottawatomie County Economic Development using WorkKeys and Work Ready Communities.

Kansas School Board Briefed on WorkKeys and WRC Successes April 24, 2021

The Kansas School Board hears of success in career education and workforce/economic development during their April 2021 board meeting. Learn more at workreadycommunities.org. Presenters include: Natalie Clark, Education Program Consultant, IPS Coordinator Career, Standards, and Assessment Services, Kansas Department of Education; Breahna Crawford, College and Career Advocate Circle USD 375; Jordan Buxton, Marketing Director, Gravity::Works Architecture; Jina Kugler, School Counselor, Wamego USD 320; Jack Allston, Executive Director Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation; Cheri Tune, ACT Work Ready Communities.

Boosting Apprenticeship in Southern Nevada with ACT Workforce Solutions April 22, 2021

Find out how Nevada’s ACT Work Ready Communities are helping identify and create qualified candidates for pre-apprenticeship programs at NV Energy, which provides energy to more than 2 million customers throughout the state. Clark County School District, Workforce Connections, and the College of Southern Nevada use ACT WorkKeys and the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate to create a pipeline of talent ready to participate in a four-year, 8,000-hour apprenticeship program for NV Energy.

State and local partnerships important for workforce success March 17, 2021

Workforce development is most successful when local grassroots initiatives are supported at the state level as well. Watch the video to hear ACT Director of State Services, Rose Babington, share how these efforts can go hand-in-hand.

Gov. Parson Endorses WorkKeys and Work Ready Communities January 27, 2021

Governor Mike Parson delivered Missouri's State of the State address Wednesday afternoon. The speech included Parson's support for all 114 Missouri counties to reach their WRC certification by the end of his term. For this year, the governor expressed a goal to offer WorkKeys to 12 thousand high schoolers in the Show-Me State.  

Ask the Expert: How does corrections/reentry strengthen the workforce ecosystem? January 13, 2021

Tammy Green, Director of Workforce and IT Innovation at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, discusses the important role that formerly incarcerated individuals can play in the workforce development ecosystem. Learn more at www.act.org/workforce

Video: Joplin City Council Proclamation for Jasper County WRC Renewal December 09, 2020

The MOKAN Partnership coordinated a ceremony and proclamation with the Joplin City Council Monday evening to recognize local efforts in the renewal of Jasper County's Work Ready Communities designation. Video courtesy: City of Joplin

Video: Success Story Highlights Ex-Offender Success with NCRC in Western Arkansas July 21, 2020

Enjoy this inspiring success story of Jacob Holtschulte and his journey from corrections to a career, thanks in part to Adult Education and the WorkKeys NCRC. The video features local leaders describing how this approach makes a difference.

Clark County WRC Wins Prestigious NAWB Award June 29, 2020

The ACT Work Ready Community (WRC) of Clark County, NV netted high honors today by the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB). The prestigious Laurie Moran Partnership Award from NAWB holds a special meaning to ACT's Work Ready Communities family as well. Laurie Moran was one of the first members of the advisory board that launched WRC. NAWB presented the award during their national Forum conference. Check out the video overview of Clark County's accomplishments.