© Tri-County Certified Work Ready Community 2018-2020

Welcome

Tri-County Certified Work Ready Communities-Camden,

Miller and Morgan Counties are participating Work Ready

Communities that are actively engaged in earning their

certified status.

Workforce Development is an important part of Economic Development. The lake area recognizes the need to work together to promote opportunities to our emerging workforce, current workforce and the transitioning workforce to demonstrate their knowledge and experience in a consistent way that employers recognize.  The counties of Camden, Miller and Morgan are working together to obtain the Certified Work Ready Community designation from ACT.  A national effort, led  by ACT A local effort, led by community leaders

Working together to strengthen the current workforce and

give new opportunities to employees while supporting the

employers needs.

What is Certified Work Ready

Applicants with Documented Work-

Related Skill Sets

Finding good employees has always been a challenge. Sifting through applications and resumes can be time-consuming and often times does not provide the employer with a clear picture of what skills that applicant may or may not have.  The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) provided by ACT gives the employer defined skill sets that can be translated into job skills that you need to fill your current job openings.

Emerging Workforce

High school juniors and seniors can take the WorkKeys assessment to receive a score based on their alibilities in reading, writing,  mathematical reasoning, problem solving, and locating information. In Missouri, the WorkKeys assessment is offered to individuals who may not be going off to college but need to have a way to demonstrate to potential employers the skills they have gained while in high school.  Even if an individual is going off to college the WorkKeys assessment can help them find employment while attending college.

Current Workforce

Workers who are currently employed or underemployed that need support to demonstrate to their current employer or new job opportunities the skill level they have been able to demonstrate by taking the WorkKeys assessment.  This is an excellent opportunity for employees who may not have had the opportunity to attend college, but have excellent skill sets.  The WorkKeys assessment provides the employee with a score based upon their abilities in reading, writing, mathematical reasoning, problem-solving and locating information.

Transitioning Workers

Individuals who have retired from previous employment, the military or have other reasons for leaving the workforce may have trouble re-entering the workforce.  The WorkKeys assessment helps these potential workers demonstrate the skill sets they have that can be used in the workplace. Again, the transitioning workers must demonstrate the ability to read, write, solve mathematical problems, problem-solving and locating information and are scored based upon their skill level in each category.

Certificate Levels

There are four levels of scores that can be achieved. Platinum Gold Silver Bronze Those who achieve the Platinum level demonstrate skill sets for nearly 99 percent of jobs available. Those who achieve the Gold level demonstrate skill sets for almost 93 percent of jobs available. Those who achieve the Silver level demonstrate skill sets for approximately 67 percent of jobs available. Those who achieve the Bronze level demonstrate skill sets for at least 16 percent of jobs available. Each of the scoring levels helps both the employees, and employers understand the level of skills by clearly defining the abilities based on a universal score for all applicants.

Taking the WorkKeys Assessment

Taking the Workkeys Assessment for students may be available at your high school.  Ask your counselor today about taking the test. For the current workers and transitioning workers the test is available at your local career center.

Employer Opportunities

As part of the Certified Work Ready Community, local employers’ participation is important to the success of  the program.  Employers have the opportunity to recognize the NCRC and can also prefer job applicants who have the certification.  Take the guess work out of reviewing the applications and resumes from potential employees,  ask for the NCRC.  The benefits of recognizing the NCRC that employers have shared include: •Less time and costs in hiring •Reduced turnover •Increased productivity Support the Work Ready Community initiative, sign up today. All photos provided courtesy of funlake.com

Tri-County

Certified Work Ready Community

© Tri-County Certified Work Ready Community 2018-2020

Welcome

Tri-County Certified Work

Ready Communities-Camden,

Miller and Morgan Counties

are participating Work Ready

Communities that are actively

engaged in earning their

certified status.

Workforce Development is an important part of Economic Development. The lake area recognizes the need to work together to promote opportunities to our emerging workforce, current workforce and the transitioning workforce to demonstrate their knowledge and experience in a consistent way that employers recognize.  The counties of Camden, Miller and Morgan are working together to obtain the Certified Work Ready Community designation from ACT.  A national effort, led  by ACT A local effort, led by community leaders

Working together to

strengthen the current

workforce and give new

opportunities to employees

while supporting the

employers needs.

What is Certified Work Ready

Applicants with Documented Work-Related

Skill Sets

Finding good employees has always been a challenge. Sifting through applications and resumes can be time-consuming and often times does not provide the employer with a clear picture of what skills that applicant may or may not have.  The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) provided by ACT gives the employer defined skill sets that can be translated into job skills that you need to fill your current job openings.

Emerging Workforce

High school juniors and seniors can take the WorkKeys assessment to receive a score based on their alibilities in reading, writing,  mathematical reasoning, problem solving, and locating information. In Missouri, the WorkKeys assessment is offered to individuals who may not be going off to college but need to have a way to demonstrate to potential employers the skills they have gained while in high school.  Even if an individual is going off to college the WorkKeys assessment can help them find employment while attending college.

Current Workforce

Workers who are currently employed or underemployed that need support to demonstrate to their current employer or new job opportunities the skill level they have been able to demonstrate by taking the WorkKeys assessment.  This is an excellent opportunity for employees who may not have had the opportunity to attend college, but have excellent skill sets.  The WorkKeys assessment provides the employee with a score based upon their abilities in reading, writing, mathematical reasoning, problem-solving and locating information.

Transitioning Workers

Individuals who have retired from previous employment, the military or have other reasons for leaving the workforce may have trouble re-entering the workforce.  The WorkKeys assessment helps these potential workers demonstrate the skill sets they have that can be used in the workplace. Again, the transitioning workers must demonstrate the ability to read, write, solve mathematical problems, problem-solving and locating information and are scored based upon their skill level in each category.

Certificate Levels

There are four levels of scores that can be achieved. Platinum Gold Silver Bronze Those who achieve the Platinum level demonstrate skill sets for nearly 99 percent of jobs available. Those who achieve the Gold level demonstrate skill sets for almost 93 percent of jobs available. Those who achieve the Silver level demonstrate skill sets for approximately 67 percent of jobs available. Those who achieve the Bronze level demonstrate skill sets for at least 16 percent of jobs available. Each of the scoring levels helps both the employees, and employers understand the level of skills by clearly defining the abilities based on a universal score for all applicants.

Taking the WorkKeys Assessment

Taking the Workkeys Assessment for students may be available at your high school.  Ask your counselor today about taking the test. For the current workers and transitioning workers the test is available at your local career center.

Employer Opportunities

As part of the Certified Work Ready Community, local employers’ participation is important to the success of  the program.  Employers have the opportunity to recognize the NCRC and can also prefer job applicants who have the certification.  Take the guess work out of reviewing the applications and resumes from potential employees,  ask for the NCRC.  The benefits of recognizing the NCRC that employers have shared include: •Less time and costs in hiring •Reduced turnover •Increased productivity Support the Work Ready Community initiative, sign up today. All photos provided courtesy of funlake.com

Tri-County

Certified Work Ready Community