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Workforce Summit Recap and Resources Now Online November 07, 2019

2019's ACT Workforce Summit in Charlotte, NC October 28-30 provided the Inside Track to foster vibrant partnerships, sustain a robust workforce, and ultimately make an impact in our communities. Visit the summit page for session resources and the recap video.

Video Premiere: The ACT Workforce Ecosystem October 21, 2019

ACT offers the only comprehensive workforce development solution for businesses and communities. Supported by 483 counties across the country. Recognized by 25,000 businesses. Credentials awarded to 4.7 million individuals starting or advancing their careers. Our mission is to help create thriving workforce ecosystems that foster economic growth. From our industry-leading assessments like ACT WorkKeys and Tessera Workforce to our nationally-recognized career readiness credential, National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) and our skills validation platform, ACT Stack, ACT offers leading workforce development solutions that help businesses and communities thrive and prosper.

Introducing ACT Tessera Workforce July 22, 2019

Measure what matters and improve your workplace with ACT Tessera Workforce, the preeminent solution to improve your company’s competitive advantage and increase employee performance. Critical thinking, determination, teamwork, and decision-making—these skills are essential to the success of your business. The best companies not only measure essential skills, but find ways to strengthen them across their enterprise. Learn more by visiting act.org/tessera-workforce/.

Custom Regions view now available for Work Ready Communities March 15, 2019

Site selectors, employers and others often prefer to view a Work Ready Community with surrounding communities in a single snapshot. Your friends at ACT Work Ready Communities are pleased to introduce the Custom Region function on the home page of workreadycommunities dot org. This short video shows how it works.

Navigating Career Pathways March 06, 2019

The WorkKeys NCRC provides a solid foundation for effective career pathways. This quick video provides an example of stackable credentials and career progression.

DoC reentry programs prepare inmates for return to workforce February 25, 2019

Video on re-entry program in MO

RTV6 News: Indy's Johnson County launches Work Ready Communities initiative January 24, 2019

Indianapolis ABC affiliate RTV6 featured Johnson County, Indiana's official launch to become a Work Ready Community. The news feature highlights WorkKeys NCRC availability at the Johnson County Library and covers efforts to connect certified job candidates with local employers.

Video: Introducing WorkKeys Estimator January 18, 2019

Take a few moments to see how WorkKeys Estimator improves the aim with a stronger focus of tasks aligned with skills for a more thorough job analysis to close skill gaps.

How to Sign Up to take ACT WorkKeys/NCRC in Washington County MS August 16, 2018

Video describes steps to sign up to take ACT WorkKeys/NCRC in Washington County, MS.  Part of Work Ready Communities.

Building a Stronger Workforce in Washington County July 19, 2018

Video tells about WRC success in Washington County MS.

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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.


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