Certified Work Ready Community

States, regions, and locales (counties and cities) across the country are partnering with ACT to become Certified Work Ready Communities.  The first step in building this framework is establishing goals based on the proven CWRC data criteria for all participating locales. Then individuals earn an industry-recognized skill credential – the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) – and local employers recognize, prefer or recommend the NCRC as a part of their hiring process.  The goals for each locale are calculated by applying the criteria to population and labor force data provided by the state.

Regional NCRC attainment levels along with business engagement goals have been established for the regions and each participating locales. Counties who have received Certified Work Ready Community status are working to maintain their CWRC status.

 

SOVA CWRC Goals

December 30, 2017

Locality

Goal
Current

Goal
Transitioning

Goal
Emerging

Total
NCRC Goals

Goal
Business Supporting

Danville

40

288

109

437

72

Halifax Co.

36

321

244

601

51

Henry Co.

38

496

454

888

57

Martinsville

56

242

108

406

50

Patrick Co.

12

134

65

211

20

Pittsylvania Co.

34

506

372

912

75

 

216

1987

1252

3455

325

 

 

Workforce current status categories:

Current Workforce

Currently employed private or non-profit

Currently employed local, state or federal government

Transitioning Workforce

Currently unemployed GED and adult education participant

Current or recent active duty military

Emerging Workforce

High school junior, senior or recent graduate

College student or recent graduate