Data is of particular concern when filling open positions that do not require a degree and are primarily entry level. That’s why LORD utilizes three WorkKeys® assessments as an extra screening for machine shop, computer numerical control (CNC) machining, electronic assembly and testing division roles. They identify whether a candidate possesses a minimum skill level that can’t be measured through an interview.
ACT is pleased to publish the presentations and handouts from the recent ACT Workforce Summit in New Orleans. We thank you for your commitment to your students, workforce, and community, and we hope you find these resources useful for you as you prepare for continued growth. Download the resources at no cost online.
Once inside the one-story building, which is peppered with cubicles and small offices, jobseekers are triaged in the front. A case manager assesses their profile and puts their information on a unified system for employers to see. People can log onto computers that use job-board-scouring software, or use phones to cold-call employers. They can enter one of the free WorkKeys hard-skills certification classes or get information on an online soft-skills assessment platform known as Core Score.
Lawrence County educators, employers, elected officials and Chamber representatives gathered on Monday for an announcement regarding the county's ACT Work Ready initiative.Dina Rose, who has spearheaded the project on behalf of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, announced that Lawrence County has been officially certified as an ACT Work Ready Community, making it only the third county in the state to receive the designation.
The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) says a leader in the window and door industry plans to build a $65 million plant in the mid-Missouri town of Eldon. Freeburg-based Quaker Windows and Doors plans to purchase more than 100 acres in Eldon to construct a new 200,000 square foot manufacturing facility. DED says the decision will
Iarussi: Marion schools working to help seniors graduate. Option 3: The final option allows students to obtain 12 points worth of Industry Recognized Credentials in a career pathway and pass a career readiness test such as Work Keys with a score of 13
Helping people move into good-paying jobs, and helping employers fill key openings, is the aim of a program introduced to Washington County on Monday.
ACT's WorkKeys — which includes a national career readiness certification for individuals, job profiles for companies and a work-ready status for communities — was the topic of a 90-minute presentation by Denny Smith.
Smith is the director of testing and assessment at Calhoun Community College in Alabama. Jim Klauber, Hagerstown Community College's new president, came to Hagerstown from Calhoun and has seen WorkKeys in action.
Fifteen Missouri counties recently earned Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC) status. Knox, Osage, Gasconade, Holt, Atchison, Texas, Gentry, Taney, Worth, Bates, Ralls, St. Clair, Montgomery, Ozark and Cass counties each earned the designation.
Mention of ACT WRC in Lousiana parishes and the impact on Economic Development.
Mesa County remains the first and only certified Work Ready Community in Colorado. But that could soon change.
Efforts are underway to expand the program in other West Slope counties, said Curtis Englehart, director of the Mesa County Workforce Center in Grand Junction.