Mason County Work Ready Certification
Mason County was certified as a Work Ready Community in May 2017. This is a measure of a county's workforce quality. It is an assurance to business and industry that the community is committed to providing the highly-skilled workforce required in today's competitive global economy.
To achieve the certification, representatives from local government, economic development, education, business and industry and workforce development come together to compile their county's information. Criteria measured are as follows: high school graduation rate, educational attainment including decreasing the number of those who do not have a high school Diploma, community support, soft skills training available in secondary and post secondary schools and industry, presenting a plan to increase the number of residents who hold a National Career Readiness Certificate, and availability of internet.