Workforce and Economic Development
The availability of skilled labor is a major factor in helping business executives and economic development consultants identify the best locations for expansion and relocation.
A growing number of states, communities, and organizations are choosing the WorkKeys® system and the National Career Readiness Certificate as the foundation for career readiness initiatives that energize their economic development and workforce strategies.
Prove you have a skilled workforce with WorkKeys and the National Career Readiness Certificate.
Benefits for Community and Economic Development
- Encourage businesses to stay in the community
- Increase the tax base through more profitable business partners
- Decrease unemployment rates
- Improve the quality of life for community residents
- Provide focused education and training needed to meet both individual and organization goals
Contact us to talk about how we can partner for a stronger workforce.
Keenan Wade, MTEC, State of Michigan, discusses use of the National Career Readiness Certificate in Michigan. (2:32)
"We have a K–12 system, connected directly to a workforce system, connected directly to employers that are using a tool as part of an integrated process, around a common language, for the very first time." Rachael Jungblut, senior program manager at Grand Rapids Community College, director of the National Career Readiness Certificate Initiative for West Michigan WIRED