Doug Mader, WNCC workforce development director, talks with members of the Western Nebraska Economic Development Committee about the nationally recognized Work Ready Community Certificate Project. It provides a general skills level assessment of potential employees for when employers consider hiring new people that meet their particular needs
To accompany ACT's new Career Readiness report, episode 17 of Ready for Work features ACT research scientists Mary LeFebvre and Jeffrey Steedle. The Condition of Career Pathway Readiness in the United States 2019 report is packed with a wealth of good information for counselors, students, or folks looking for a job change.
Choosing a career that fits your talents and interests can be a daunting task, especially for high school students and adult learners who want to explore career options that may not require a four-year degree. A new ACT report, The Condition of Career Pathway Readiness in the United States, can help. The report features information on the skills individuals need to succeed in various careers and “career clusters”—groupings of occupations that can be used by education and training providers to help students in educational settings. Its aim is to open opportunities for job seekers and help employers identify high potential candidates within different career pathways.
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CHEROKEE, Iowa (KTIV) -- Cherokee County, Iowa, will become just the second county in the state to be certified as an ACT Work Ready Community.
The county will earn the distinction on January 22 in a ceremony featuring Governor Kim Reynolds.
The ACT Work Ready Communities Initiative helps cities identify skill gaps in the area
Episode 16 of the Ready for Work podcast features the Southwest Tennessee Workforce Readiness Collaborate. The group just landed a first-of-its-kind grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to comprehensive regional interagency approach to help bridge the skills gap and connect Rural Workforce Development, Education with Economic Development.
Leaders from across Jackson County today took a moment to celebrate what they consider to be a milestone in helping people develop workplace skills and connect them to good jobs.
“This says Jackson County is open for business and people matter,” said Mardy Leathers, Missouri’s director of workforce development. He added that Gov. Mike Parson has said his two highest priorities are fixing the state’s roads and bridges and developing a workforce able to meet the ever-changing demands of the modern economy.
A trucking giant with a logistics warehouse in Greenwood closed abruptly Monday, laying off hundreds of employees locally, and thousands globally. Johnson County has resources in place to help the hundreds of local Celadon employees who lost their jobs suddenly, including the local WorkOne office and the Work Ready Communities program for employees as they review their skills and consider future employment, according to Dana Monson, executive director of the Johnson County Development Corp.