ACT, the college readiness assessment standardized testing company which tests high school students for admission into college (one of two such testing companies with the SAT), has initiated a national effort to certify counties as having workers with essential skills needed for workplace success. These skills include reading for information, applied mathematics, and locating information. ACT has found these skills are required for 67% of jobs in the USA.
This ACT certification provides evidence-based facts regarding the quality and quantity of workers in counties and regions. The Mississippi Delta is one of the first regions in the United States to adopt this ACT Work Ready Community Certification. Undertaking the rigorous ACT process and earning the “Work Ready Community” designation is a reflection of the community’s commitment to a qualified workforce, and a nationally recognized tool and metrics the prospective employer can trust. The Delta Strong region has positively identified more than 10,000 individuals scoring silver or better on the ACT exam. That’s 16,626 individuals ready and qualified to work today!
|Total ACT NCRC||Bronze||Silver||Gold / Platinum|
|In Our Region:||16,626||5,958||8,726||1,942|