The Workforce Ready Diploma Seal was originally developed by eight school systems in Virginia, collectively known as the Crater Region. The program and standards therein were designed in conjunction with regional industry partners and are aimed at giving high school seniors the opportunity to show that upon graduation they are ready to enter the workforce.

Intended to promote the importance of work ethic, character skills, and technical aptitude among high school students, the Workforce Ready Diploma Seal is awarded to those who successfully demonstrate a number of standards . Recognizing the value of thesestandards, participating employers agree to grant an interview to any qualified applicant who applies for an open position and has successfully earned a Workforce Ready Diploma seal.

To help school systems and students track their progress toward the Workforce Ready Diploma Seal, the Workforce Ready database was developed. The database allows students to engage with the program throughout their senior year, while also giving school staff the flexibility to effectively track the program. Additionally, Workforce Ready allows participating employers to recruit from a pool of attractive potential hires who have already demonstrated their ability to be successful in the working world. With independent support from The Niswonger Foundation, Workforce Ready is an integral part of the Workforce Ready Diploma Seal program and continues to receive updates based on student, school system and employer feedback.

If you would like to learn more about implementing the Workforce Ready Diploma Seal and Workforce Ready database, we'd love to hear from you!

Workforce Ready Diploma Standards

Participating Schools

Industry Partners