Independence and Jackson County have been designated Missouri Certified Work Ready Communities. This means our community and many area employers recognize the value of ACT WorkKeys Certificates, and will take attainment of certificates into account when making hiring decisions.
ACT WorkKeys is a portable, industry-recognized credential that demonstrates an individual has attained workplace skills which are required for 77% of quality jobs. Attaining an ACT WorkKey Certificate is a way for a job seeker to show that they have developed the skills employers are looking for.
There are several levels of ACT WorkKeys Certificates – Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.
Individuals wishing to make themselves more attractive to employers for high-quality jobs can work up to the highest levels of certification through education and training.
Free training, and free testing for ACT WorkKeys Certificates, can be obtained through the local Jobs Center. High School students can find similar assistance through their School District. Visit the IndepWorks.com website for a listing of education and training resources in the Independence community.