Desha County

Desha County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Aug 31, 2020

Goals updated only for participating counties

Status History:

Certified: May 2019

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of maintaining goals completed

chart showing percentage of maintaining goals completed for the county

Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 326 223
Current green check mark 48 97
Transitioning green check mark 127 131
Workforce category not identified 0
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 26 15

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting
superscript of grey circle with letter I New and reaffirming employers support goal 16
superscript of grey circle with letter I New and reaffirming employers support actual 9

Desha County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
Emerging High School 196 65 99 29 +
College 27 8 17 + 0
Current Private 36 17 13 5 +
Public 61 29 26 6 0
Transitioning Adult Education 4 + + 0 0
Unemployed 126 58 55 12 +
Recent Veteran + 0 + 0 0
Workforce category not identified 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 451 178 214 54 5

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

Employers in Desha County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

  • Southeast Arkansas Economic Development
  • Delta Current
  • Dumas High School
  • Dumas Junior High School
  • Reed Elementary School
  • Central Elementary School
  • McGehee Men's Club
  • McGehee Chamber of Commerce
  • McGehee Bank
  • Dumas Motor Company Inc.
  • Sharp Building Materials Company
  • Lucky Chevrolet-GMC
  • City of McGehee
  • Milner Owyoung Insurance Group
  • USA Promotions Inc
  • City of Mitchellville
  • McGehee Elementary School
  • UAM College of Technology-McGehee
  • Dumas Public School District
  • McGehee School District
  • UAM Adult Education-McGehee
  • Arkansas Workforce Center at Dumas
  • Bank of Star City
  • Phillips Community College of the
    University of Arkansas

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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 August 31, 2020 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through August 31, 2020 , 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.