Work Ready Community
Guilford WDB became a participating member of the ACT Work Ready Communities program early in 2015. ACT is a national program aimed at making our country more competitive by closing the skills gap between what employers need and what candidates are prepared for. While national in scope, the effectiveness lies at the grassroots level. This is a community-based framework for workforce and economic development that certifies counties as “work-ready” when established goals have been met. This process is supported by workforce skills data that closely examines the status of both the current and transitioning workforce as well as the emerging workforce which include students and youth. We are early in this process and success will take the cooperation of our local businesses recognizing the benefit the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate in their hiring process.
We are asking employers in Guilford County to support this initiative. Guilford County’s goal is to have over 200 employers recognize or recommend the Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) workplace credential by October 2015. Please consider showing your support and register at: www.workreadycommunities.org/business/form
You can also track the progress to our goal here: www.workreadycommunities.org/NC/081
Contact your Business Services Representative at Guilford WDB to find out more, or you can also visit www.workreadycommunities.org