As part of the process, the committee had to get enough endorsing employers and people to take the National Career Readiness Certificate.
Since January, more than 500 people have received certificates and more than 80 employers have endorsed the procedure in the county.
The certificate helps employees put their best foot forward and stay on the job longer, as well as help employers find the right people for the job.
"For the overall community by promoting a healthy workforce we're then able to attract new businesses and expanding businesses here to the region so we continue to grow and continue that momentum of recovery," Jasen Jones, Executive Director, Workforce Investment Board.
The state will review the application to make sure Jasper County meets the criteria.