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ACT WorkKeys Customer Story - Carthage Water & Electric Plant January 12, 2018

Learn how Carthage Water & Electric Plant uses the ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate and ACT Work Ready Communities to strengthen the area's workforce and economic development efforts.

ACT WorkKeys Customer Story - Newell Coach January 12, 2018

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Early College and Career Options July 27, 2017

ECCO School uses NCRC for their students.

St.James Parish Participates in Work Ready Communites June 21, 2017

St. James Parish- ACT Work Ready Communities (Welding) 2-22-17

Guildford County June 21, 2017

Guildford County is participating in ACT Work Ready Communities

ACT WorkKeys Assessments for the 21st Century Workforce April 21, 2017

ACT WorkKeys Assessments are being updated ensure ongoing relevance and alignment to the changing skill requirements of today’s jobs. Learn what is changing and how it affects employers.

WorkKeys: Ronnie Reeves April 18, 2017

Calhoun County Ronnie Reeves talks about WorkKeys Success



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This website reports the ACT® WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificates earned at the county and state level and the progress being made by those participating states and counties in the ACT Work Ready Community initiative. This site only represents data stored in the ACT RegiSTAR™ system, a web-based reporting and management tool for ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificates.

State and national ACT WorkKeys NCRC data runs from January 2006 through , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through , while national job profile data reaches back to 1993. Again, please note that county-level ACT WorkKeys NCRC data collection began in January 2012 for WorkKeys Internet Version, and in July 2012 for pencil and paper assessments. State and national certificate totals include historical data prior to 2012.

WorkKeys® assessments are used across the nation, and many states have built their own Career Readiness Certificates based upon WorkKeys assessment results. You will find an asterisk denoting those states. This website will continue to evolve as the first two rounds of participating states give us feedback on what they would like to see -- and based on your feedback, as well.

Please contact us if you have comments, questions or would like to receive more information.