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Mapping the route to workforce competitiveness in Franklin County. Gretchen Pettet East Central College, Center for Workforce Development . By strengthening our local workforce Franklin County can prosper and grow!. Missouri’ s Certified Work Ready Communities. Agenda.
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East Central College, Center for Workforce Development
Recap of National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)
Overview of Certified Work Ready Communities
Certifies essential skills important for workplace success
Awarded at four levels:
Measures skill used when reading written text
Measures skill in applying mathematical reasoning, critical thinking and problem-solving techniques
Measures skill in working with workplace graphics to find and analyze informationNCRC Documents these Skills . . .
East Central College (Career/Technical Ed)
East Central Missouri Consortium Career Preparation Certificate
Missouri Career Centers
CG Power Systems, Washington
American Plastics, Union
Graphic Packaging, Pacific
Achievement of Certified Work Ready Community status recognizes that:
Economic Developers and Community Leaders
Business and Industry
The Certified Work Ready Community is a voluntary initiative guided by key community leaders in our county.
Develop a protocol to promote the WorkKeys system as a valuable tool for evaluation of local workforce
Enroll businesses in county to promote/use NCRC
Encourage recognition of/enthusiasm for Certified Work Ready Communities with entire community by explaining benefits for individuals, businesses, and state
Each county has goals for the # of NCRC’s achieved/awarded.
Franklin County’s Goals are:
“Business supporting” means a company is agreeing to recognize, prefer or recommend the NCRC in hiring
Obtain signed Partnership Letters from supporting businesses -- company name will be listed on CWRC state site and ACT national site
Goals are based on county size and 2010 census information
Platform for Regional Cooperation and Economic Competitiveness