The Jefferson County Promise:
A Worldclass Workforce

Our Pledge

I pledge, as a member of the World Class Workforce, to be a valued team member in my workplace and community. I understand that my attitude, performance, and character make a difference. I recognize that the choices I make impact on my success, my employer, and my community.

About the World Class Workforce Program

World Class WorkforceThe World Class Workforce program is a community initiative sponsored by the JCDC in partnership with local businesses, education and workforce professionals and healthcare organizations to create a program to educate and train the current and future workforce about the desirable characteristics of a World Class Workforce (WCW).

At the core of the program is the World Class Workforce Pledge to create individual awareness and responsibility impacting the success of the worker, the employer, the community, and to build a sense of belonging and pride.

The program includes an orientation DVD, World Class Workforce Posters, and World Class Workforce Guidebooks for the workplace. These tools are supported by an extensive public relations marketing plan including radio, television, web marketing, and billboards to reinforce to the public and workforce that having a World Class Workforce is important, a point of pride, and necessary.

The JCDC provides the supplies and tools so each company can customize a program for their work place and culture. Although we have provided a guidebook including the Topic of the Month, a definition of each Characteristic, and suggested questions to begin discussion, we encourage each company to use these tools to address their current workforce needs.

To learn more about the program, please call the JCDC office at 618/244-3554 or email us through the Contact Us at this website.

The World Class Workforce is a collaborative effort of the members of the Jefferson County Development Corporation Workforce Development Committee to create a program to educate and train the current and future workforce about the desirable characteristics of a World Class Workforce (WCW).

Jefferson County World Class Workforce


World Class Workforce Pledge


Good Samaritan Regional Health Center


Cusumano and Sons, Inc.


National Rail Equipment Company


City Schools of Mt. Vernon District # 80


Magnum Steel Works, Inc.


NAPA Distribution