South Carolina Work Ready Communities
The ACT Work Ready Communities (WRC) initiative links education to workforce development. With the use of WorkKeys testing, employers can match jobseekers with jobs based on their skill sets and individuals can identify careers that align with their results.
By achieving ACT’s WRC certified status, counties can demonstrate to potential businesses that they can provide them with a skilled workforce. South Carolina has become the first fully certified state in the nation. All 46 counties are certified as a WRC with more than 3,000 S.C. businesses registered as WRC supporters and more than 1,200 profiled to help employers understand the assessment scores and how they translate to job skills.
In S.C., the WRC effort is a voluntary collaboration between:
- Economic Development
- Business Leaders
- Chambers of Commerce
- Education Community
- South Carolina Workforce Development Board