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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Polk County Receives Certified Work Ready Community Status




Event Contact: Wilma May, [email protected], (417) 841-3316 

Polk County Receives Certified Work Ready Community Status


SPRINGFIELD, MO –The Missouri Job Center is proud to host a celebration for Polk County becoming a Certified Work Ready Community. Area leaders, elected officials, and Job Center staff will come together to celebrate this important accomplishment 3:30-4:30 p.m., Dec. 5 at the Pleasant Hope Middle School Gym, 515 W. McCurry St., Pleasant Hope, Mo.

Polk County completed their certification in the ACT Work Ready Program September 2017. In order to obtain certification, the ACT set goals for Polk County to meet in four areas, all of which were surpassed.

The ACT Work Ready Community Program is designed to provide a community-based framework that focuses on the current workforce needs and helps to reduce the skills gap. This initiative allows for a more stream-lined approach to connect education to workforce development. These communities are helping to promote their local economies by increasing the quality of the workforce and anticipating the needs of area businesses.

For additional information about the event or the ACT initiative, please contact Wilma May at 417-841-3316 or [email protected]

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