Gov. Asa Hutchinson will announce the launch of the ACT Work-Ready Communities Initiative for the Workforce Alliance of Southeast Arkansas at a ceremony Tuesday, April 25 at 9 a.m. in the John F. Gibson University Center on campus of the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

The event will mark the first regional effort in the state toward ACT work-ready certification.

The Workforce Alliance of Southeast Arkansas is made up of Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Desha, Drew and Lincoln counties.