Jefferson County is not among the eight Kentucky counties that recently applied for a new certificate used to attract businesses. Although Louisville is a major business hub, it may not meet the benchmarks set by the Work Ready Communities program.
The ACT, often referred to as a college entrance exam, has begun offering the work ready certificate, which signals to potential businesses that the county’s students meet certain work-ready benchmarks.
“It’s something they should be proud of. It’s something that is going to help us when we are recruiting business to the area to show what our skill levels are in certain areas and I think it’s going to be a great marketing tool for every county that receives a certification,” said Crystal Gibson, chair of Kentucky’s Workforce Investment Board (KWIB).