Mississippi County

Mississippi County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Apr 30, 2020

Goals updated only for participating counties

Status History:

Certified: May 2017

95%

of maintaining goals completed

Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 721 742
Current 144 220
Transitioning 579 629
Workforce category not identified +
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 22 10

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting
New and reaffirming employers support goal 61
New and reaffirming employers support actual 12

Mississippi County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Emerging High School 596 160 325 91 20
College 146 17 89 32 8
Current Private 108 17 65 24 +
Public 112 32 63 17 0
Transitioning Adult Education 11 + 7 0 +
Unemployed 616 183 361 68 4
Recent Veteran + 0 + 0 0
Workforce category not identified + 0 0 + 0
Totals 1592 412 912 233 35

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 Mississippi County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

  • Crittenden County *
  • Post Consumer Brands *
  • Nestle *
  • FMH Conveyors *
  • Craighead County *
  • Colson Caster Corporation *
  • Schneider Operating/Training Center -
    West Memphis
  • Langston Companies Inc.
  • Car City Of Jonesboro *
  • Walmart Super Center
  • Westminster Village of the Mid-South *
  • Gosnell School *
  • Black Hat Enterprses Inc DBA Mailboxes
    and Beyond *
  • City of Blytheville *
  • Langston Enterprises Inc *
  • Caruthersville Cotton Warehouse *
  • Delta Cartage *
  • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery *
  • Holiday Inn Blytheville *
  • Comfort Inn & Suites *
  • Bistro Eleven 21 *
  • Five Star Hydraulics *
  • Aviation Repair Technologies *
  • Temps Plus *
  • Nibco Inc *

* Pending re-affirmation

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  • Crittenden County
  • Post Consumer Brands
  • Nestle
  • FMH Conveyors
  • Craighead County
  • Colson Caster Corporation
  • Schneider Operating/Training
    Center - West Memphis
  • Langston Companies Inc.
  • Car City Of Jonesboro
  • Walmart Super Center
  • Westminster Village of the
    Mid-South *
  • Gosnell School *
  • Black Hat Enterprses Inc DBA
    Mailboxes and Beyond *
  • City of Blytheville
  • Langston Enterprises Inc *
  • Caruthersville Cotton
    Warehouse *
  • Delta Cartage *
  • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery *
  • Holiday Inn Blytheville *
  • Comfort Inn & Suites *
  • Bistro Eleven 21 *
  • Five Star Hydraulics *
  • Aviation Repair Technologies *
  • Temps Plus
  • Nibco Inc *
  • TMK-IPSCO
  • Manila School District
  • Hino Motors Manufacturing USA
    Inc
  • BlueOak Arkansas LLC *
  • City of West Memphis
  • Staffmark Blytheville AR *
  • Venus Corporation *
  • American Greetings
  • Dawson Employment Service Inc. *
  • Arkansas Steel Processing *
  • GREATER BYTHEVILLE AREA
    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE *
  • Southworth Products
  • Print
  • Anchor Packaging - Jonesboro
  • MVC Construction *
  • Me & My Sister *
  • Drew Bevill Lawn Care LLC. *
  • Denso Manufacturing Arkansas
    Inc.
  • Black River Technical College
  • Kagome Foods Inc
  • Big River Steel LLC
  • First National Bank of Eastern
    Arkansas *
  • Southern Bancorp Bank *
  • Farmers Bank and Trust *
  • CPM Inc *
  • Hubbard & Hoke *
  • Shawn Chafin State Farm
    Insurance *
  • In Home Senior Care *
  • Regal *
  • Town of Dell *
  • Rivercrest School District *
  • Osceola School District
  • Knowledge Works *
  • Tenaris
  • Sudbury Broadcasting Group *
  • Blytheville-Gosnell Regional
    Airport Authority *
  • D&L Incorporated *
  • Viskase Companies Inc.
  • Mississippi County Library
    System *
  • Barton Lumber Yard *
  • Arkansas Department of
    Workforce *
  • Osceola/SMC Chamber of
    Commerce *
  • Blytheville Public Schools
  • Armorel School District *
  • City of Osceola *
  • City of Gosnell *
  • Mississippi County
  • Arkansas Northeastern College
  • Great River Economic
    Development Foundation *
  • Does your business support job applicants with an ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate?

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    Maintaining Goals

    Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
    Emerging 721 742
    Current 144 220
    Transitioning 579 629
    Workforce category not identified +
    Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
    Improved Certificates 22 10

    Employer Supporting Goals

    Employers supporting 73
    New and reaffirming employers support goal 61
    New and reaffirming employers support actual 12

    Mississippi County

    Service Delivery for ACT WorkKeys NCRC


    Arkansas Northeastern College
    gbennett@smail.anc.edu

    870.762.1020

    Mississippi County Economic Development
    tej26@sbcglobal.net

    870.532.6084

    Department of Workforce Services
    eddie.perdue@arkansas.gov

    870.762.2035

    Participating High Schools


    If you are an employer and want more information on how to access services, please contact:

    Mississippi County Economic Development
    870.532.6084

    Improved ACT NCRC

    To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
    Not Earned 2 1 0 0
    Bronze 6 0 0
    Silver 1 0
    Gold 0

    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 April 30, 2020 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through April 30, 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.