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Henry County schools awarded for workforce development achievements

LEFT TO RIGHT: Michael Minter with Henry County, Angela Rigney with Pittsylvania County, Virginia Byrd and Meagan Owen with Halifax County, Michelle McDonald and Roger Scott with Amelia County and Lee Ann Mahan for Patrick, Lunenburg and Mecklenburg counties

CHARLOTTE, NC – Henry County Public Schools was recognized for its workforce development achievements over the past year at the recent ACT Workforce Summit in Charlotte, NC.

Henry County received an award for completing a new set of goals to maintain their certification as an ACT Work Ready Community.

The ACT Work Ready Communities initiative empowers states, regions and counties with data, processes and tools that drive economic growth by identifying skills gaps and quantifying the skill level of their workforce.

“These participating communities have demonstrated a commitment to developing a strong workforce pipeline, which is paramount to building stronger communities and fostering business and economic growth,” said ACT President of Measurement, Suzana Delanghe.

Participants leverage the ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate to measure and close skills gaps and build common frameworks that link, align and match their workforce development efforts.

Henry County, one of 49 communities awarded, worked with the Dan River Region Collaborative and ACT to achieve their certification/maintenance.

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