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Iron County became a Certified as an ACT Work Ready Community demonstrating they have the partnerships in place that support a robust workforce development.

Sign up as a work ready employer.  Obtain your work ready certification to add skills to your resume.

Following are a couple of snipits from The Daily Journal by reporter Kevin Jenkins,  "The business community of the greater Arcadia Valley region, represented by the local chamber of commerce, is proud to be a part of the work-ready program in Iron County,” said Jim Scaggs, Iron County presiding commissioner. “Iron County's business people have recently been busy setting the foundations in place for a stronger local economy for our community and this is an important component. In a small town like ours, every job is valuable and getting every person connected to a job is important. The work-ready certification program helps bring those two together."

The CWRC program is utilized at the AV Career Tech Center to assess transitioning students for career readiness."

According to DED Director Mike Downing, CWRC certification benefits include:

■ Workers better understand what skills are required by employers and how to prepare themselves for success.

■ Businesses can more effectively communicate their workforce needs to area education and workforce training programs.

■ Educators have better tools for closing any skill gaps by establishing career pathways for students with stackable industry-recognized credentials.

■ Economic development organizations are better equipped with an on-demand reporting tool to promote the quality of their workforce.