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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

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.

ACT Work Ready Communities Announcement January 06, 2020

See video on announcement.

Workforce Summit Recap and Resources Now Online November 07, 2019

2019's ACT Workforce Summit in Charlotte, NC October 28-30 provided the Inside Track to foster vibrant partnerships, sustain a robust workforce, and ultimately make an impact in our communities. Visit the summit page for session resources and the recap video.