Cherokee County

Cherokee County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Status History:

Certified: Feb 2016

Maintained 1: Feb 2018

Maintained 2: Jun 2020

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40%

of maintaining goals completed

Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 571 680
Current 179 180
Transitioning 407 252
Workforce category not identified 0
Goals Actual
Job Profile 1 0

Cherokee County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
NCRC
Plus
Emerging High School 635 170 297 116 52 0
College 45 7 27 11 0 7
Current Private 128 13 70 40 5 9
Public 52 10 29 11 + +
Transitioning Adult Education 4 + + 0 0 0
Unemployed 247 52 143 48 4 10
Recent Veteran + 0 0 + 0 0
Workforce category not identified 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1112 253 569 227 63 29

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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ACT WorkKeys NCRCs Earned

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Jun 30, 2020

Workforce
Emerging
(High School/College)
680
Current
(Employed Private/Public)
180
Transitioning
(Adult Ed/Unemployed)
252
Workforce category not identified 0
Cumulative Job Profiles 0

Cherokee County

Service Delivery for ACT WorkKeys NCRC

Coffeyville Community College Columbus
karis@coffeyville.edu

(620)429-3896

Cherokee County Economic Development
jm@cherokeecountykansas.com

(620)762-0717

Participating High Schools

Columbus Unified High School

Galena High School

Riverton High School

Baxter Springs High School

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

Cherokee County Economic Development
(620)762-0717

Improved ACT NCRC

To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Not Earned 1 0 0 0
Bronze 1 0 0
Silver 2 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 June 30, 2020 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through June 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.