Washington County, Mississippi Economic Alliance

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Washington County along with numerous other Delta counties have partnered together to create the Delta Work Ready Community Initiative, in order to strenthen the area's workforce. This initiative uses the ACT Work Ready Community (WRC) framework and certification.

The ACT Work Ready Communities (ACT WRC) initiative is a national effort, led by ACT, to provide a framework for communities to build an economic development, community based approach grounded in certifying counties as Work Ready.  ACT awards this certification when counties achieve goals (based on common criteria) of individuals in the workforce earning an ACT National Career Readiness Certificate™ (ACT NCRC®) and businesses recognizing, preferring or recommending the ACT NCRC.

Washington County promotes the use of ACT Job Profiling to assist employers in determining which individual is the best fit for a position or which workers are candidates to receive job-specific training. ACT job profiling brings the specifics of a job into focus and provides users with: a detailed, customized task list; a personalized validity report; and established content validity for the ACT assessment. 

Understanding the Certifications:

For more information, visit http://workreadycommunities.org/.

Data Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


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