ACT’s Ready for Work Podcast

The Voice of the Workforce Ecosystem

ACT is officially launching our podcast to educate and encourage local and national workforce professionals. If you’re an economic developer, subscribe now to learn how you can have a bigger impact on the industry.

We’ll have episodes twice a month and cover a range of topics you don’t want to miss! Tune in and listen to Senior Program Manager for ACT Work Ready Communities, Jasen Jones.

Topics include:

  • Skills-Based Hiring/Credentials
  • Employer & Sector Strategies
  • Poverty Reduction/Targeted Populations
  • Training/Education Alignment
  • Economic Development Competitiveness
  • Workforce Development/WIOA
  • Workforce Data and Job Analysis


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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.