Work Ready Academy

The Mesa County Workforce Center is truly living its tag line “Workforce Development is Economic Development” by completing the fourth and final Work Ready Community Academy in Dallas this week. The Workforce Center is now at 94% of reaching the final goal to become a certified work-ready community!

According to Workforce Director Curtis Englehart, “The WRC Academy has been a significant commitment for the Workforce Center, and is an important service we can offer to local businesses.”

Work Ready Community

Pictured: Fred McConnel, Curtis Englehart, Mesa County Workforce Center Director & Tony Garife Both McConnel & Garife are  Regional Managers – Workforce Initiatives for ACT.

Work Ready Community

By participating in the WRC, Mesa County can identify skill gaps and quantify the skill level of its workforce. Through the use of the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) Mesa County will be able to:

  • Help employers attract only qualified applicants for their open positions
  • Reduce the cost of onboarding new employees, while reducing turnover
  • Create career pathways to help inform students of growing industries
  • Identify Mesa County’s skilled labor force and market that to new potential employers
  • Help shrink Mesa County’s skills gaps
  • Allows Mesa County job seekers the ability to use the NCRC as a stackable credential in most industries