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Important Update Regarding Work Ready Certificates and Incentives:

Unfortunately, the Governor Office of Workforce Development (GOWD) is currently not accepting any requests for Work Ready certificate numbers or providing printed Work Ready certificates until a new contract is established with ACT, the official administrator for the Work Keys Assessment.  This decision affects all customers who took the Work Keys Assessment after January 1, 2011.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and once the Governor’s signature is released all outstanding examinees will receive their certificates. If you would like to know the status of your certificate, please contact the Governor’s Office at 404-463-5030 for additional information.

If you have completed the Work Keys assessment and have applied for the incentive but have not received it, please call the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development to make an inquiry.  The contact number is 404-463-5030.

Georgia Work Ready Initiative

Developed by the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development, Georgia’s Certified Work Ready program guarantees workers have the talent necessary for existing jobs and the skills to master the innovative technologies tomorrow’s jobs will require.

What is Georgia Work Ready?

Georgia Work Ready was created to ensure that Georgia's workers have the best skills, easy access to training, and world-class job opportunities. The backbone of the initiative is the Work Ready Certificate, which assesses the real world skills of Georgia's workers. Georgians can use their Work Ready Certificate to prove their work readiness to potential employers. Georgia also offers gap training aimed at helping to improve Certificate scores, enabling career growth and continued on-the-job success. This, combined with an innovative job profiling process that accurately identifies the exact skills required for specific jobs is helping create the perfect match between Georgia workers and jobs.


Benefits of Work Ready

Earning a Work Ready Certificate can be your ticket to the job you've always wanted. And it's free and easy to access. The Certificate verifies your work readiness skill level to potential employers and demonstrates your commitment to success. If you want to improve your skills, Georgia also offers free and easy-to-access training programs. All of this adds up to a competitive advantage, better job opportunities and a brighter future.

Additional benefits include:

  • Confidence that core skills and work habits meet the needs of local employers
  • Ranking above other job applicants lacking a Work Ready Certificate
  • Better understanding of employers' requirements for job performance
  • Determining skill improvements and training opportunities
  • Realizing opportunities for career advancement and promotions
  • Demonstrating on your resume an understanding of the skills employers want


For more information, go to www.gaworkready.org

Work Ready Connect

Work Ready Connect, the state’s new online employment site brings together Work Ready Certified people and employers to place the right person with the right job.  Work Ready Connect is free to individuals holding Work Ready Certificates and companies that either prefer or require certificates as part of their hiring process.

Job seekers- can build a personalized employment profile, see recommended job opportunities, search for open positions and communicate with Georgia employers actively seeking candidates.

Employers- can create company profiles, post open jobs and invite qualified, Work Ready Certificate candidates to interview.

More than 150,000 Georgians have earned Work Ready Certificates and more than 540 companies are listed on the Georgia Work Ready website as preferring or requiring the certificate as part of their hiring process.

For more information, go to www.workreadyconnect.org




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