Gov. Beebe today announced a workforce readiness program in which potential workers could qualify for a certificate that attests to their readiness based on a test battery. A number of other states have similar programs.

Hmmm. Wonder if I’m job ready by this assessment. If mechanical aptitude counts, I’m sunk.

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This program addresses some of the whispers that worker readiness could have been a factor in some recent plant siting decisions that bypassed Arkansas.