How to Participate

Employer support is a vital component of the Work Ready Program.  This pilot program is centered on the needs of local employers and is built upon the success of more than 100 employers across the region are having with the Career Readiness Certificate (CRC). This initiative is increasing community engagement in workforce improvement issues and is providing policymakers with a comprehensive tool to evaluate a community’s needs. The Eastern Region is committed to ensuring local employers have a well-trained workforce and a consistent supply of talent to meet their diverse needs. 

There are several ways your company can participate in Work Ready Communities:

1. Contact your local community college to learn more about the CRC
2. Recommend or require the CRC as part of your company’s hiring practices
3. Sign the commitment form as an employer who supports the Work Ready program
4. Post a Work Ready Communities sign in your place of employment
5. Utilize the job portal, to find local talent who possess a CRC


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