Oregon joined the national Certified Work Ready Communities (CWRC) program on January 25, 2011. To date, thousands of Oregonians have earned a certificate and hundreds of businesses of all sizes, in a variety of industries, are supporting the certificate by preferring the NCRC in their hiring practices.
A Certified Work Ready Community is an ACT designation based on the number of NCRC’s and business letters of support in individual counties. Specific targets are set in the areas of current workers, emerging workers, and transitioning workers. The goal is to help counties attract new businesses by demonstrating they have a skilled workforce.
To learn more about Oregon’s Certified Work Ready Communities visit http://workreadycommunities.org/OR.
Or, contact Holli Francis from Mid-Columbia Council of Governments at 541-386-6300.