Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon presented Jones with an official proclamation as America's first-ever Certified Work Ready Community in 2013.

Gov. Nixon presents Work Ready Communities certification to Jasper County

Gov. Nixon headlined a press conference in Joplin Friday announcing that Jasper County earned the Certified Work Ready Community designation through ACT and the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Thousands of individuals that earned the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) helped Jasper County reach thisĀ prestigiousĀ goal. Held at Franklin Technology Center, the press conference showcased the…