What is an ACT Work Ready Community?
ACT Work Ready Communities (WRC) empowers states, regions and counties with data, processes and tools that drive economic growth. Participants are leveraging the ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) to measure and close the skills gap — and building common frameworks that link, align and match their workforce development efforts.
The ACT NCRC is awarded at four levels, based on the scores achieved on the three component assessments - Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents.
- Platinum: Scores of Level 6 or higher on all three exams
- Gold: Scores of Level 5 or higher on all three exams
- Silver: Scores of Level 4 or higher on all three exams
- Bronze: Scores of Level 3 or higher on all three exams
ACT Work Ready Communities and Economic Development
Site Selection (SS) readers are generally familiar with ACT's National Career Readiness Certificates (NCRC)
NCRCs are used in SS publication rankings and are cited regularly in content concerning workforce development
International companies recognize the importance of ACT WRC
Local Businesses recognize the entry level skill levels
Valuable Economic Development tool for new business attraction