LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Three counties in Arkansas– Grant, Arkansas, and Jefferson are launching efforts to become certified ACT work ready communities. 

This initiative is designed to assist these counties in developing its workforce in hopes of giving their communities an economic advantage. 

“It helps employees to say im ready and give credentials to get a job. it helps employers,  they know how to identify workers and helps community to recruit industry bc they can say they have a certified workforce,” says Governor Asa Hutchinson. 

This initiative will offer the National Career Readiness Certificate and ACT career curriculum training tools.