COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is entering a partnership with a company known for its college admission test to better match unemployed workers with the businesses who need them, Gov. Nikki Haley announced Thursday.

South Carolina is among four states where ACT is launching its Certified Work Ready Communities Academy this month. ACT is developing the pilot program in the state over the next year, with the intention of spreading it nationwide. The other states to pilot the program are Kentucky, Oregon and Missouri, according to the independent, not-for-profit company.

Details of how it will work are in the developing stage.

The initiative is about better aligning the skills of unemployed workers with the job openings that exist, Haley said, adding that gap has been a source of frustration.

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