Gregg County launches state’s first workforce initiative
Longview — Gregg County on Wednesday became the first county in the state to launch a program to identify communities that are workforce ready.
ACT, the company that produces the ACT college readiness test, has designed a national program for students, potential employees and employers that ranks a person’s skill set and provides training in deficient areas.
The ACT Certified Work Ready Communities initiative provides a means to ‘‘understand job skill requirements, measure individuals’ skills, develop skills to match requirements and certify individuals in essential skills,” according to information from ACT.
The program identifies if a community’s workers are ready to enter the workforce based on aptitude and knowledge assessments of specific skills.
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