DeSoto Parish has met all criteria to become a certified ACT Work Ready Community, according to a joint announcement Monday from DeSoto Parish school officials and North Louisiana Economic Partnership
Police department uses WorkKeys NCRC.
Welcome to State of the States 2019, an annual compendium of data that matter to global corporate location decision-makers looking for places to grow in the United States. In addition to containing updated legislative, demographic, economic and education data points, this edition includes the fourth annual installment of Rankings That Matter. This year this six-point scoreboard features the following
Site Selection Magazine's Ranking components here are: (1) CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business 2018 Workforce and Education sub-ranking; (2) Forbes’ Best States for Business 2018 Labor Supply sub-ranking; (3) U.S. News’ 2018 Best States for Education rankings; (4) ACT National Career Readiness Certificates (NCRC) Rankings; and (5) average number of workforce development enactments passed in state legislatures (most recent data).
YouTube video geared to students
As of Thursday, the three-parish certification effort went live on the ACT Work Ready Communities map. The region will have two years to meet goals related to number of certificates earned in various categories and employers supporting the initiative
One of the most important jobs of a high school is to prepare students to become productive citizens in the world of work. The Department of Labor and Regulation provides a free opportunity for high school students to get a “picture” of their “real world” skills. The assessment is WorkKeys® and it has been identified as the leading job skills assessment in the nation. Questions on the assessment are based on everyday work world situations and helps identify skills that are relevant and critical to job success
Chambers County AL uses WorkKeys tests as part of their career readiness initiative.
Work Ready Community designation offered by ACT Inc. to certify worker skill in applied math, reading for information and locating information. Cumberland County is the first Middle Tennessee county to seek the designation.
The Top Event, held by the North Louisiana Economic Partnership, is an event at which awards are presented to the best in economic development. The TOP of Mind Award is one of the awards given and recognizes programs and projects that provide workers to support current and future employers.
This year’s recipient was North Louisiana Ready2Work of which Morehouse is a part along with multiple surrounding parishes.
In recent years Morehouse joined Northeast Louisiana Ready2Work to help create a bigger network of communities who are work ready. The Ready2Work Program allows parishes to become known as certified work ready through use of the WorkKeys Exam. Morehouse is in the midst of being certified having attained 80% of its goals within the program.