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Greenville superintendent honored by national publication February 27, 2017

90 percent of the 2016 junior class earned a National Career Readiness Certificate based on WorkKeys testing, according to district figures.

State test connects education and business Leader-Telegram (Wisconsin) February 23, 2017

Chad Steinmetz was a little taken aback by how challenging he found the math portion of the state’s ACT WorkKeys assessment required for junior high school students. To become more familiar with the exam, the math-teacher-turned-principal of Bloomer High School took the sample test as part of the first-ever WorkKeys conference held at Chippewa Vall

HGTC says WorkKeys, Work Ready are game changers for job seekers WPDE February 09, 2017

AA Horry County, S.C. (WPDE) — Right now, South Carolina is ahead of the curve when it comes to helping people find jobs. It's all thanks, in part, to a combination of Work Ready community and a work keys program.

LBW offers free welding class for qualifying adult ed students February 09, 2017

Andalusia Star-News LBW Community College's Career Pathways and Adult Education is ... students have the potential to earn a National Career Readiness Certificate ...

Upcoming Employability Classes Announced At JCC February 09, 2017

During the training, students and job seekers will master the skills that ... on KeyTrain for your National Career Readiness Certificate/ Workkeys test?

WorkKeys measures real-world work skills February 09, 2017

Students will receive a National Career Readiness Certificate following the assessment that certifies his/her essential skills needed for workplace ...

Shawnee County allocates $1 million for TARC Inc. February 09, 2017

Shawnee County on Thursday allocated $970,685 for TARC, which provides adult and senior care services, case management, employment services ...

Iredell County NC Works Certified Work Ready Community February 09, 2017

Lew Ebert, president and CEO of the North Carolina Chamber Foundation presented Chairman James Mallory of the Iredell County Board of Commissioners the NC Works Certified Work Ready Community certificate. Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/community/lake-norman-mooresville/article130851944.html#storylink=cpy

Northwest Missourians unite to showcase priorities at Great Northwest Day February 09, 2017

Chairman Pat Dillon kicked off the discussion with an overview of the priority selection process, while Cheri Tune, Director of Certified Work Ready Communities and Steve Johnston, Director of the Community Alliance of St. Joseph provided information on the State’s Certified Work Ready Communities initiative.

UAM Staff Attend Work-Ready Communities Academy February 09, 2017

Staff members from the University of Arkansas at Monticello, including Tawana Jones-Greene, executive director of admissions and enrollment management, Dorissa Kaufman, director of adult education at the UAM College of Technology-McGehee, and Denisa Pennington, grant manager for the Workforce Alliance of Southeast Arkansas at the UAM College of Tec

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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.


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