About the Campaign
Since 2013, ACT’s annual College and Career Readiness Campaign has celebrated college and career readiness by partnering with states to recognize the work of students, schools, and employers in pursuing the goal of college and career readiness for all. Each year, ACT recognizes exemplary efforts in four categories across the education and workforce continuum:
- Student Readiness Award (high school senior)
- College and Career Transition Award (high school)
- Career Preparedness Award (community college)
- Workplace Success Award (employer)
Participating states nominate exemplars in each category. These state exemplars receive awards from ACT, which include college scholarships for Student Readiness Award recipients, at state Campaign events. Finally, a committee of experts chooses one exemplar per category to be honored as the National Exemplar at the National Gala on College and Career Readiness, hosted by ACT in Washington, DC, each June.