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Lamar, Alabama

Lamar County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Jan 31, 2024

Goals updated only for participating counties

01007 Bibb 0.50 0.61 us-al-007 BI 01003 Baldwin 0.45 0.54 us-al-003 BA 01041 Crenshaw 0.50 0.65 us-al-041 CR 01085 Lowndes 0.50 0.60 us-al-085 LO 01133 Winston 0.50 0.50 us-al-133 WI 01059 Franklin 0.51 0.50 us-al-059 FR 01083 Limestone 0.61 0.40 us-al-083 LI 01079 Lawrence 0.50 0.59 us-al-079 LA 01039 Covington 0.50 0.50 us-al-039 CO 01061 Geneva 0.50 0.51 us-al-061 GE 01095 Marshall 0.58 0.49 us-al-095 MA 01071 Jackson 0.43 0.42 us-al-071 JA 01009 Blount 0.66 0.57 us-al-009 BL 01055 Etowah 0.50 0.47 us-al-055 ET 01013 Butler 0.50 0.30 us-al-013 BU 01053 Escambia 0.73 0.50 us-al-053 ES 01099 Monroe 0.46 0.45 us-al-099 MO 01131 Wilcox 0.43 0.60 us-al-131 WI 01077 Lauderdale 0.50 0.37 us-al-077 LA 01033 Colbert 0.50 0.73 us-al-033 CO 01105 Perry 0.50 0.43 us-al-105 PE 01091 Marengo 0.48 0.55 us-al-091 MA 01107 Pickens 0.52 0.43 us-al-107 PI 01119 Sumter 0.43 0.64 us-al-119 SU 01097 Mobile 0.50 0.35 us-al-097 MO 01063 Greene 0.42 0.40 us-al-063 GR 01047 Dallas 0.50 0.64 us-al-047 DA 01001 Autauga 0.53 0.48 us-al-001 AU 01101 Montgomery 0.50 0.42 us-al-101 MO 01073 Jefferson 0.56 0.48 us-al-073 JE 01021 Chilton 0.44 0.61 us-al-021 CH 01129 Washington 0.51 0.57 us-al-129 WA 01023 Choctaw 0.44 0.37 us-al-023 CH 01031 Coffee 0.50 0.50 us-al-031 CO 01029 Cleburne 0.71 0.67 us-al-029 CL 01121 Talladega 0.51 0.50 us-al-121 TA 01043 Cullman 0.42 0.41 us-al-043 CU 01045 Dale 0.50 0.39 us-al-045 DA 01019 Cherokee 0.46 0.69 us-al-019 CH 01109 Pike 0.50 0.50 us-al-109 PI 01035 Conecuh 0.57 0.46 us-al-035 CO 01123 Tallapoosa 0.50 0.33 us-al-123 TA 01111 Randolph 0.50 0.50 us-al-111 RA 01037 Coosa 0.50 0.50 us-al-037 CO 01027 Clay 0.58 0.59 us-al-027 CL 01093 Marion 0.52 0.50 us-al-093 MA 01127 Walker 0.56 0.46 us-al-127 WA 01011 Bullock 0.39 0.55 us-al-011 BU 01113 Russell 0.50 0.51 us-al-113 RU 01117 Shelby 0.56 0.53 us-al-117 SH 01065 Hale 0.49 0.50 us-al-065 HA 01081 Lee 0.50 0.51 us-al-081 LE 01089 Madison 0.47 0.41 us-al-089 MA 01025 Clarke 0.50 0.28 us-al-025 CL 01015 Calhoun 0.50 0.42 us-al-015 CA 01103 Morgan 0.50 0.62 us-al-103 MO 01017 Chambers 0.38 0.50 us-al-017 CH 01067 Henry 0.50 0.60 us-al-067 HE 01069 Houston 0.58 0.50 us-al-069 HO 01049 DeKalb 0.47 0.64 us-al-049 DE 01005 Barbour 0.52 0.55 us-al-005 BA 01057 Fayette 0.40 0.50 us-al-057 FA 01125 Tuscaloosa 0.36 0.50 us-al-125 TU 01087 Macon 0.77 0.74 us-al-087 MA 01075 Lamar 0.54 0.50 us-al-075 LA 01115 St. Clair 0.50 0.46 us-al-115 SC 01051 Elmore 0.40 0.50 us-al-051 EL
Counties Adjacent to Lamar, Alabama
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Status History:

Certified: Feb 2019

Maintained 1: Feb 2022

3 out of 5
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Progress Towards Goals

Lamar is actively engaged in maintaining their status as a Work Ready Community. To do so, they must earn 5 points that prove their ongoing commitment to developing a thriving economy for employers and employees.

Traditional goals 3 Points

Maximum of 4 points possible

Current Goal - 1 points

Emerging Goal - 1 points

Transitioning Goal - 1 points

Optional goals 0 Points

Maximum of 3 points possible

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Emerging High School 949 250 444 203 52
College 17 5 6 + +
Current Private 101 20 50 20 11
Public 44 10 20 11 +
Transitioning Adult Education 77 19 31 23 +
Unemployed 177 55 86 28 8
Recent Veteran + 0 + 0 0
Workforce category not identified + 0 + 0 0
Totals 1367 359 639 289 80
Workforce Total
NCRC
Emerging High School 949 250 444 203 52
College 17 5 6 + +
Current Private 101 20 50 20 11
Public 44 10 20 11 +
Transitioning Adult Education 77 19 31 23 +
Unemployed 177 55 86 28 8
Recent Veteran + 0 + 0 0
Workforce category not identified + 0 + 0 0
Totals 1367 359 639 289 80

The table above is a detailed breakdown of the same ACT WorkKeys NCRC data presented in the upper right box on this page and represents ACT WorkKeys NCRCs earned or improved throughout the community. All ACT WorkKeys NCRC data is updated monthly.

+ Value less than 4

ACT WorkKeys NCRCs Earned

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Jan 31, 2024

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 667 966
Current
77 145
Transitioning 190 255
Workforce category not identified + 1
Workforce Goals Actual
Employers Supporting 6 20

Improved ACT NCRC

To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Not Earned 17 1 0 0
Bronze 29 2 0
Silver 3 0
Gold 0

Service Delivery Locations

These are the locations in Lamar County where a job seeker can take the WorkKeys test.

  • Bevill State Community College

Participating High Schools

These Lamar County high schools help students prepare for and take the WorkKeys test.

  • Sulligent School

  • South Lamar School

  • Lamar County High School

Contact Us

For more information on Lamar County's efforts in the Work Ready program, contact:

The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama

2053910567

 
 

Employers in Lamar County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

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