EMPLOYER PARTICIPATION LEVELS

A special thank you to employers across the country for recognizing or recommending the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate in support of their counties becoming a certified ACT Work Ready Community to hire the right person for the right job.

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Tier 1 Testimonial or Case Study with Job Profile

These employers have signed up to support their county's engagement in ACT Work Ready Communities. They have completed a job profile conducted by and authorized ACT job profiler and have provided a testimonial documenting the return on value of ACT NCRC and ACT Work Ready Communities. They request of require the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate powered by ACT WorkKeys in recognition of its value as an indicator of workplace skills in hiring and/or promotion practices.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Tier 1 Employers

What they receive:

  • Thank you letter from ACT
  • Job Profile eBadge
  • Recognition Plaque
  • Recognition on ACT Wall of Recognition
  • Recommend the ACT NCRC window cling
  • Monthly email updates

See all Tier 1 employers

Tier 2 Recommend or Require with Job Profile

These employers have signed up to support their county's engagement in ACT Work Ready Communities and have completed a job profile by and ACT authorized job profiler. They request or require the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate in recognition of its value as an indicator of workplace skills in hiring and/or promotion practices.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Tier 2 Employers

What they receive:

  • Thank you letter from ACT
  • Job Profile eBadge
  • Recommend the ACT NCRC window cling
  • Monthly email updates

See all Tier 2 employers

Tier 3 Recommend and NCRC Savvy

These employers have signed up to support their county's engagement in ACT Work Ready Communities. They have completed an education webinar conducted by ACT to better understand how to use the ACT NCRC. They request the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate in recognition of its value as an indicator of workplace skills in hiring and/or promotion practices.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Tier 3 Employers

What they receive:

  • Thank you letter from ACT
  • NCRC Savvy eBadge
  • Recommend the ACT NCRC window cling
  • Monthly email updates

See all Tier 3 employers

Tier 4 Recommend the ACT NCRC

These employers have signed up to support their county's engagement in ACT Work Ready Communities. They request the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate in recognition of its value as an indicator of workplace skills in hiring and/or promotion practices.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Tier 4 Employers

What they receive:

  • Thank you letter from ACT
  • Recommend the ACT NCRC window cling
  • Monthly email updates

See all Tier 4 employers

Tier 5 Recognize the ACT NCRC

These employers have signed up to support their county's engagement in ACT Work Ready Communities. They are aware of the potential value of the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate as an indicator of workplace skills in hiring and/or promotion practices.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Tier 5 Employers

What they receive:

  • Thank you letter from ACT
  • Recommend the ACT NCRC window cling
  • Monthly email updates

See all Tier 5 employers

ACT Work Ready Communities is designed to build an eco-system powered by the ACT work readiness system that links education and workforce development together, aligns to economic development and matches people to jobs. Employer engagement is the driver in successful communities building a robust ACT Work Ready Community supporting talent pipeline development. Employers can easily move through levels of support as they grow in their understanding of the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate powered by ACT WorkKeys.

Click through the links above the learn more about each level and how to engage.

Employer Directory

Find out which organizations are using NCRC to pinpoint applicants with essential, verifiable workplace skills.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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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 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 , 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 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.