The ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT WorkKeys NCRC®) is an assessment-based credential issued at four levels. The NCRC measures and certifies the essential work skills needed for success in jobs across industries and occupations for no cost!

When you require or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC from your applicants, you'll tap into the most qualified labor pool in your area.  Jackson County is currently working towards achieving certified status and needs active participation by the business community in order to achieve that status.

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for more information on the Work Ready Communities Program.

For more information on the program, contact Jodi Krantz at 816-463-3512 or

Join some of the current Independence businesses who are participating in the program:

  • 3 Trails Brewing Company
  • Burd & Fletcher
  • Commercial Concepts and Furnishings
  • Community Services League
  • Continental Siding Supply
  • Cornell Roofing & Sheet Metal
  • Corporate CopyPrint
  • Crossroads Hospice
  • Cruise Planners
  • Fort Osage School District
  • Free Energy
  • Independence Chamber of Commerce
  • Independence EDC
  • Independence School District
  • Independence Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Medley Smiles
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Post Press Specialties
  • Ronson Manufacturing
  • ServPro
  • Speaks Family Legacy Chapels
  • Stewardship Capital
  • TruckMovers
  • Trevor Tilton Farmers Agent
  • Truman Heartland Community Foundation
  • Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity
  • The Examiner
  • The Villages of Jackson Creek
  • Unilever


To support the economic growth of Independence through the creation of new employment opportunities and the attraction of private capital investment.

210 W. Truman Road, Independence, MO 64050


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