Franklin County has been recognized as a Certified Work Ready Community.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon spent Thursday afternoon at CG Power Systems in Washington to formally recognize and congratulate the county for being one of the first in not only the state to earn the distinction, but as one of the first counties in the country to be certified work ready American College Testing (ACT).

“We hope that many counties and may communities follow your leadership on this,” Nixon said. “You all have been known as a leader, and communities across the state are seeing that, so congratulations again to Franklin County for becoming a Certified Work Ready community and ensuring that workers have the skills needed to compete and win in the global marketplace.”

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