A Work Ready Community is a measure of the quality of a county’s workforce. It is an assurance to business and industry that the community is committed to providing the highly skilled workforce required in today’s competitive economy.
South Carolina’s initiative certifies the quality of the workforce based on 4 criteria. Counties must meet goals for high school graduation, soft skills development, business support, and National Career Readiness Certificate holders.
On behalf of the State of South Carolina, members of the South Carolina Workforce Investment Board, and the State Leadership Team certify counties as Work Ready when each of the 4 criteria are met. Click here to see your county’s criteria. Counties close to meeting the criteria and presenting plans to achieve the goals within two years can be considered as Work Ready Community in Progress, indicating a community commitment to meet the skilled workforce needs of business and industry.