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Kent, Michigan

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

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Jan 31, 2024

Goals updated only for participating counties

26089 Leelanau 0.51 0.85 us-mi-089 LE 26019 Benzie 0.50 0.50 us-mi-019 BE 26003 Alger 0.20 0.75 us-mi-003 AL 26163 Wayne 0.39 0.38 us-mi-163 WA 26033 Chippewa 0.20 0.54 us-mi-033 CH 26161 Washtenaw 0.49 0.50 us-mi-161 WA 26059 Hillsdale 0.50 0.50 us-mi-059 HI 26091 Lenawee 0.49 0.50 us-mi-091 LE 26115 Monroe 0.36 0.50 us-mi-115 MO 26129 Ogemaw 0.50 0.50 us-mi-129 OG 26069 Iosco 0.51 0.50 us-mi-069 IO 26025 Calhoun 0.50 0.50 us-mi-025 CA 26023 Branch 0.50 0.50 us-mi-023 BR 26127 Oceana 0.50 0.50 us-mi-127 OC 26123 Newaygo 0.50 0.50 us-mi-123 NE 26097 Mackinac 0.10 0.27 us-mi-097 MA 26077 Kalamazoo 0.50 0.50 us-mi-077 KA 26149 St. Joseph 0.49 0.50 us-mi-149 SJ 26055 Grand Traverse 0.50 0.62 us-mi-055 GT 26029 Charlevoix 0.73 0.90 us-mi-029 CH 26145 Saginaw 0.37 0.49 us-mi-145 SA 26049 Genesee 0.50 0.50 us-mi-049 GE 26015 Barry 0.50 0.50 us-mi-015 BA 26005 Allegan 0.50 0.50 us-mi-005 AL 26071 Iron 0.50 0.38 us-mi-071 IR 26043 Dickinson 0.50 0.50 us-mi-043 DI 26103 Marquette 0.51 0.54 us-mi-103 MA 26165 Wexford 0.50 0.50 us-mi-165 WE 26101 Manistee 0.65 0.50 us-mi-101 MA 26159 Van Buren 0.63 0.50 us-mi-159 VB 26027 Cass 0.50 0.50 us-mi-027 CA 26139 Ottawa 0.50 0.64 us-mi-139 OT 26009 Antrim 0.50 0.50 us-mi-009 AN 26137 Otsego 0.50 0.50 us-mi-137 OT 26007 Alpena 0.36 0.50 us-mi-007 AL 26119 Montmorency 0.50 0.50 us-mi-119 MO 26155 Shiawassee 0.50 0.50 us-mi-155 SH 26001 Alcona 0.51 0.50 us-mi-001 AL 26135 Oscoda 0.50 0.50 us-mi-135 OS 26079 Kalkaska 0.50 0.50 us-mi-079 KA 26039 Crawford 0.49 0.50 us-mi-039 CR 26107 Mecosta 0.50 0.50 us-mi-107 ME 26095 Luce 0.50 0.62 us-mi-095 LU 26153 Schoolcraft 0.50 0.42 us-mi-153 SC 26075 Jackson 0.50 0.50 us-mi-075 JA 26093 Livingston 0.50 0.50 us-mi-093 LI 26045 Eaton 0.50 0.50 us-mi-045 EA 26035 Clare 0.50 0.49 us-mi-035 CL 26073 Isabella 0.50 0.50 us-mi-073 IS 26087 Lapeer 0.48 0.49 us-mi-087 LA 26099 Macomb 0.53 0.50 us-mi-099 MA 26011 Arenac 0.50 0.27 us-mi-011 AR 26085 Lake 0.50 0.50 us-mi-085 LA 26133 Osceola 0.50 0.50 us-mi-133 OS 26131 Ontonagon 0.61 0.51 us-mi-131 ON 26067 Ionia 0.50 0.50 us-mi-067 IO 26157 Tuscola 0.49 0.49 us-mi-157 TU 26017 Bay 0.33 0.62 us-mi-017 BA 26109 Menominee 0.52 0.50 us-mi-109 ME 26081 Kent 0.50 0.50 us-mi-081 KE 26057 Gratiot 0.50 0.50 us-mi-057 GR 26143 Roscommon 0.50 0.50 us-mi-143 RO 26121 Muskegon 0.38 0.50 us-mi-121 MU 26113 Missaukee 0.50 0.50 us-mi-113 MI 26037 Clinton 0.50 0.50 us-mi-037 CL 26065 Ingham 0.49 0.50 us-mi-065 IN 26031 Cheboygan 0.50 0.60 us-mi-031 CH 26051 Gladwin 0.50 0.50 us-mi-051 GL 26111 Midland 0.50 0.50 us-mi-111 MI 26141 Presque Isle 0.31 0.63 us-mi-141 PI 26041 Delta 0.46 0.26 us-mi-041 DE 26053 Gogebic 0.47 0.51 us-mi-053 GO 26047 Emmet 0.49 0.39 us-mi-047 EM 26151 Sanilac 0.48 0.50 us-mi-151 SA 26013 Baraga 0.51 0.53 us-mi-013 BA 26063 Huron 0.48 0.48 us-mi-063 HU 26105 Mason 0.50 0.50 us-mi-105 MA 26083 Keweenaw 0.66 0.86 us-mi-083 KE 26021 Berrien 0.76 0.50 us-mi-021 BE 26061 Houghton 0.37 0.39 us-mi-061 HO 26125 Oakland 0.50 0.50 us-mi-125 OA 26117 Montcalm 0.61 0.50 us-mi-117 MO 26147 St. Clair 0.51 0.27 us-mi-147 SC
Counties Adjacent to Kent, Michigan
Official ACT Work Ready Communities Certified badge

Status History:

Certified: Aug 2016

Maintained 1: Jan 2022

3 out of 5
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Progress Towards Goals

Kent is actively engaged in maintaining their status as a Work Ready Community. To do so, they must earn 5 points that prove their ongoing commitment to developing a thriving economy for employers and employees.

Traditional goals 2 Points

Maximum of 4 points possible

Current Goal - 1 points

Emerging Goal - 1 points

Optional goals 1 Points

Maximum of 3 points possible

Improved Certificates - 1 points

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
NCRC
Plus
Emerging High School 8199 1615 4649 1869 66 +
College 251 34 113 83 21 21
Current Private 1817 299 911 472 135 92
Public 693 184 386 104 19 29
Transitioning Adult Education 79 25 37 16 + +
Unemployed 2958 684 1626 533 115 72
Recent Veteran 26 0 7 + + 0
Workforce category not identified 712 95 173 64 24 +
Totals 14366 2936 7902 3144 384 222
Workforce Total
NCRC
Emerging High School 8199 1615 4649 1869 66 +
College 251 34 113 83 21 21
Current Private 1817 299 911 472 135 92
Public 693 184 386 104 19 29
Transitioning Adult Education 79 25 37 16 + +
Unemployed 2958 684 1626 533 115 72
Recent Veteran 26 0 7 + + 0
Workforce category not identified 712 95 173 64 24 +
Totals 14366 2936 7902 3144 384 222

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

ACT WorkKeys NCRCs Earned

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Jan 31, 2024

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 1975 8472
Current
441 2631
Transitioning 3449 3125
Workforce category not identified 360 360
Workforce Goals Actual
Employers Supporting 88 181

Improved ACT NCRC

To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Not Earned 169 51 1 0
Bronze 230 9 0
Silver 22 0
Gold 3
 
 
 

Employers in Kent County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

  • Area Community Services Employment &
    Training Council
  • gold star icon Irwin Seating Company
  • gold star icon Industrial Resources Inc.
  • gold star icon Axios Incorporated
  • Zeeland Truss & Components
  • Spectrum Health
  • gold star icon Springthrough
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Swoboda Inc.
  • West Michigan Works
  • Autocam
  • Die-Matic
  • Tool Engineering Inc.
  • All Tech Engineering
  • Lumberman's
  • Junior Achievement
  • Henley Companies
  • American Seating
  • Charter Communication
  • Erwin Quarder
  • Distinctive Machine Corporation
  • Jeld-Wen
  • lacks Enterprises
  • Pioneer Molded Products
  • Rest Haven Homes Inc.

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