Work-Ready Community

Measuring valuable skills

Through a partnership with ACT® Work Ready Communities, Henry County has a process to measure and close the skills gap. ACT® brings its extensive experience in knowledge evaluation to the workforce. The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC™) helps job seekers gain credentials for workplace skills and provides employers with assessment tools for prospective and current employees. Participants can obtain the NCRC™ by taking three WorkKeys assessments: Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information. These assessments are given at no charge through the local WorkOne office, located at 3011 S. 14th Street, New Castle. Assessments are available at other offices of WorkOne in nearby communities.

A simple online form begins the registration process for employers. WorkOne can connect employers with job profiling tools to assist with the application and selection process. Assessments available through ACT® can be an additional tool for internal promotions. Many employers see a reduction in turnover and cost savings through participating in the ACT® Work Ready program.

Employers: Please consider supporting our effort to have Henry County certified and register as a supporting employer. Click here to complete the simple online 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.

Helpful Links:

ACT WorkKeys Assessments
Henry County’s WorkReady Status
WorkOne, Eastern Indiana