Tuscaloosa County

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

Nov 2016

Maintaining (Phase 1)
Nov 2016

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Jun 30, 2017

Goals updated only for participating counties


of maintaining goals completed

Tuscaloosa County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
Emerging High School 3753 1029 2052 664 8 - 0
College 105 7 58 38 + - 0
Current Private 388 46 239 101 + - 0
Public 293 69 196 28 0 - 0
Transitioning Adult Education 129 27 87 15 0 - 0
Unemployed 722 201 433 88 0 - 0
Recent Veteran 10 + 5 + 0 - 0
Workforce category not identified 0 0 0 0 0 - 0
Totals 5400 1382 3070 936 + - 0

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.

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Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 582 3858
Current 94 681
Transitioning 1214 861
Workforce category not identified 0
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 179 31

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting 111
New and reaffirming employers support goal 108
New and reaffirming employers support actual 11

Tuscaloosa County

Service Delivery for ACT WorkKeys NCRC

Shelton State Community College
Tuscaloosa Career Center
Bevill State Community College

Participating High Schools

All Tuscaloosa County Schools
All Tuscaloosa City Schools
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Improved ACT NCRC

To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Not Earned 5 6 0 0
Bronze 15 1 0
Silver 3 0
Gold 1

About ACT

Founded in 1959, ACT is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa, and dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. ACT provides a broad array of assessment, research, information and program management solutions in the areas of education and workforce development.

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This website reports the ACT® WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificates earned at the county and state level and the progress being made by those participating states and counties in the ACT Work Ready Community initiative. This site only represents data stored in the ACT RegiSTAR™ system, a web-based reporting and management tool for ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificates.

State and national ACT WorkKeys NCRC data runs from January 2006 through June 30, 2017 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through June 30, 2017 , while national job profile data reaches back to 1993. Again, please note that county-level ACT WorkKeys NCRC data collection began in January 2012 for WorkKeys Internet Version, and in July 2012 for pencil and paper assessments. State and national certificate totals include historical data prior to 2012.

WorkKeys® assessments are used across the nation, and many states have built their own Career Readiness Certificates based upon WorkKeys assessment results. You will find an asterisk denoting those states. This website will continue to evolve as the first two rounds of participating states give us feedback on what they would like to see -- and based on your feedback, as well.

Please contact us if you have comments, questions or would like to receive more information.