Cook County

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Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Mar 31, 2017

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Cook County

Cook County

ACT National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Not
Earned
NCRC
Plus
Emerging High School 44965 12721 22063 9556 625 - +
College 485 87 312 84 + - +
Current Private 335 44 190 97 4 - 13
Public 139 23 89 27 0 - +
Transitioning Adult Education 15 5 8 + 0 - 0
Unemployed 253 56 147 49 + - 8
Recent Veteran + 0 + 0 0 - 0
Workforce category not identified 24 9 14 + 0 - 0
Totals 46218 12945 22825 9816 + - 27

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

+ Value less than 4

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 45450
Current 474
Transitioning 270
Totals 46194
Workforce category not identified 24
Total NCRC 46218
Goals Actual
Employers Supporting 13

Improved ACT NCRC


To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Not Earned 8 2 0 0
Bronze 32 1 0
Silver 9 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® 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 National Career Readiness Certificates.


State and national NCRC data runs from January 2006 through March 31, 2017 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through March 31, 2017 , while national job profile data reaches back to 1993. Again, please note that county-level 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.