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What is an ACT® Work Ready Community?

ACT Work Ready Communities (WRC) empowers Henry County with data, process and tools that drive economic growth. Participants are leveraging the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC™) to measure and close the skills gap — and building common frameworks that link, align and match their workforce development efforts.

ACT has given Henry County specific numeric goals of NCRC holders within the emerging, current and transitioning workforce. Goals also include number of businesses that are supportive and aware of the local efforts to become Work Ready.  Stay up to date with Henry County’s progress.

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Job Seeker:

Enhance your resume.  Gain a competitive edge for your new job or prepare for a promotion.

Please consider obtaining the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). It is a portable, evidence-based credential that measures essential workplace skills and is a reliable predictor of workplace success.

The NCRC is obtained by taking three WorkKeys assessments: Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.

The assessments are given at no charge through the local WorkOne office. Located at 3011 S. 14th Street, New Castle or by calling 765-529-3010.  Assessments are also available at other offices of WorkOne in nearby communities.

Assessments are given weekly with some Saturday offerings.  Please call or visit an office to schedule your assessment. 

Nervous?  WorkOne offers on-line practice programs to build confidence and shake off any rust!


November 2016 WorkKeys Assessment schedule:

Henry County Workkeys November 2016 Calendar



Please consider supporting our effort to have Henry County certified and register as a supporting employer.  Click here to complete the simple on-line form.

We encourage you to explore the many services offered through ACT and WorkOne. For example, please consider:

• Preferring the NCRC and including it in your job postings/advertisements
• Profiling entry level positions and then requiring WorkKeys Assessments as part of the application process.
• Using the assessments as an additional tool for internal promotions.

Please check out employer testimonials and case studies. Many employers cite reduced turn-over and cost savings as reasons for participating.

Learn more about job profiling.  Financial assistance from WorkOne (765-529-3010) may be available for employers interested in securing a job profile.