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United States


* State level program in place

County Participating
Job Profiles Completed
NCRC Data: 01-01-2006 - 07-31-2015
Engaged January 2012
Feb '15 Mar '15 Apr '15 May '15 Jun '15 Jul '15 Feb '15 Mar '15 Apr '15 May '15 Jun '15 Jul '15 3422 2249 2371 2493 2589 2655 2719



196 340 421 440 185 149



465 890 1126 1228 484 495



143 275 337 447 170 227



2 5 4 6 5 4

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64 of 114 counties participating

Most Improved Counties

  1. 1. Barton 99%
  2. 2. Lawrence 97%
  3. 3. Dunklin 96%
  4. 5. Howell 94%
The Missouri CWRC initiative includes a focus on using the NCRC to help translate veteran’s skills to civilian jobs. To date, 5726 Certificates awarded to Missouri Veterans.

Certified Counties

  1. Jasper Mar, 2013
  2. Franklin Jan, 2014
  3. Butler Jan, 2014
  4. Ripley Jan, 2014
  5. Jefferson Jul, 2014
  6. Henry Jul, 2014
  7. St. Francois Jul, 2014
  8. Adair Jan, 2015
  9. Cape Girardeau Jan, 2015
  10. Linn Jan, 2015
  11. Pettis Jan, 2015
  12. Saline Jan, 2015
  13. Chariton Apr, 2015
  14. Barry Jul, 2015
  15. Livingston Jul, 2015
  16. Newton Jul, 2015
  17. Vernon Jul, 2015
  18. Grundy Sep, 2015

About Missouri Certified Work Ready Communities

Missouri’s CWRC initiative is a voluntary effort to align workforce and education to meet the economic needs of the state and local communities. It is guided by key community leaders (elected officials, economic development, business leaders, chambers of commerce, educators and workforce development, in each county).

Missouri’s vision for the Certified Work Ready Communities is to attract, retain, and develop a workforce with education and fundamental skills-Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information- to succeed in the 21st Century. 

Missouri’s effort for Work Ready Communities will result in strengthening existing businesses, attracting new businesses, growing jobs, and developing a strong talent pipeline for the state’s future growth nationally and globally.  For more information, please visit the Missouri Work Ready Communities website.

About ACT

Founded in 1959, ACT is a not-for-profit public trust headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa, and dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. ACT provides a broad array of assessment, research, information and program management solutions in the areas of education and workforce development.

This website reports the ACT® 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 Certified Work Ready Community initiative. This site only represents data stored in the ACT RegiSTAR™ system, a web-based reporting and management tool for National Career Readiness Certificates.

State and national NCRC data runs from January 2006 through July 31, 2015 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through July 31, 2015 , while national job profile data reaches back to 1993. Again, please note that county-level 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.