What It Is

  • Voluntary initiative lead by community leaders
  • Links workforce development to education
  • Aligns economic development needs of communities
  • Matches appropriate applicants to jobs based on skill levels
  • Strengthens and grows businesses

Endorsed By

  • Missouri Economic Development Council
  • Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Associated Industries of Missouri - AIM
  • Missouri School Boards Association
  • Missouri Community College Association
  • Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives

Get Started

To apply to become a Missouri Certified Work Ready Community, follow this helpful checklist:

  • Organize your local team/committee
  • Assess your county goals using the ACT National Framework
  • Develop your county plan to reach threshold criteria
  • Prepare application
Check out all of Missouri's Certified Work Ready Communities