Kent County

Kent County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Jun 30, 2021

Goals updated only for participating counties

Status History:

Certified: Aug 2016

Official ACT Work Ready Communities Certified badge superscript of a grey circle with the letter I in the middle of it

80%

of maintaining goals completed

chart showing 80% of maintaining goals completed for the county

Kent County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
NCRC
Plus
Emerging High School 8065 1579 4591 1848 47 +
College 226 33 102 80 11 21
Current Private 1603 260 825 419 99 92
Public 549 140 324 77 8 29
Transitioning Adult Education 71 25 32 13 + +
Unemployed 2773 644 1544 494 91 72
Recent Veteran 7 0 5 + 0 0
Workforce category not identified 329 87 161 62 19 +
Totals 13623 2768 7584 2995 276 221

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 Kent County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

  • K&M Dodge Ram
  • IRCO Automation Inc.
  • Gun Lake Casino
  • Dean Foods
  • Corvac Composites LLC
  • Michigan Turkey Producers
  • Stiles Machinery
  • Behler-Young Company
  • Kenona Industries Inc.
  • Beene Garter LLP
  • Rapid Line Inc.
  • ProStaff Solutions
  • Mico Industries
  • Fusion IT LLC.
  • Challenge Manufacturing
  • Wolverine World Wide
  • Cascade Die Casting
  • Rest Haven Homes Inc.
  • Hope Network Behavioral Health Services
  • Walker Tool & Die
  • Michigan Virtual University
  • Windmuller Electric
  • Parkway Electric & Communication
  • Tooling Systems Group
  • Federal-Mogul
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  • K&M Dodge Ram
  • IRCO Automation Inc.
  • Gun Lake Casino
  • Dean Foods
  • Corvac Composites LLC
  • Michigan Turkey Producers
  • Stiles Machinery
  • Behler-Young Company
  • Kenona Industries Inc.
  • Beene Garter LLP
  • Rapid Line Inc.
  • ProStaff Solutions
  • Mico Industries
  • Fusion IT LLC.
  • Challenge Manufacturing
  • Wolverine World Wide
  • Cascade Die Casting
  • Rest Haven Homes Inc.
  • Hope Network Behavioral Health
    Services
  • Walker Tool & Die
  • Michigan Virtual University
  • Windmuller Electric
  • Parkway Electric &
    Communication
  • Tooling Systems Group
  • Federal-Mogul
  • AutoDie
  • Allied Industrial Supply
  • Conical Tool
  • Plasan Carbon Components
  • Cherry Health
  • United Commercial Services
  • American Autocoat Inc.
  • Eikenhout Inc.
  • Valley City Sign
  • Wesco
  • Feyen Zylstra
  • Advanced Tool Systems
  • Tradesmen International
  • Pioneer Molded Products
  • lacks Enterprises
  • Armick LLC.
  • Fastco Industries
  • Agape Plastics
  • Jeld-Wen
  • Kent Companies
  • Dan Vos Construction
  • Meridian Senior Living
  • CQL
  • Paragon D&E
  • KR Group
  • Distinctive Machine
    Corporation
  • Pioneer Construction
  • Autozone
  • Mary Free Bed
  • Erwin Quarder
  • Charter Communication
  • Booking.com
  • Gill Industries
  • Steelcase
  • Pridgeon & Clay
  • American Seating
  • Erhardt Construction
  • Forest View Hospital
  • Voss Glass
  • Innovative Iron
  • Rohde Construction
  • Securitas USA
  • Mutually Human
  • North American Fuel Systems
    Remanufacturing
  • Founder's Brewing Company
  • Litehouse Foods Inc.
  • The Gluten Free Bar
  • Alto Precision
  • Tublite
  • Kellogg's Company
  • Bouma Construction
  • The Iserv Company
  • TACK Electronics Inc.
  • Home Builders Association
  • ITS Partners
  • Tek Systems
  • Allied Electric
  • Buist Electric
  • Cascades
  • Henley Companies
  • SpartanNash
  • Metron
  • Arcadia Home Care Staffing
  • Martin Transportation Systems
  • Van's
  • All-Phase
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  • Armstrong Display Concepts
    Inc.
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    Services
  • Adecco
  • Oliver Products
  • GR Current
  • Emerge West Michigan
  • WSI
  • Junior Achievement
  • Lumberman's
  • Notions Marketing
  • Grand Valley Metropolitan
    Council
  • All Tech Engineering
  • West Michigan Academy of
    Enviromental Sciences
  • Manpower
  • Benteler
  • Meijer
  • Davenport University
  • Purforms Inc.
  • Praeco Skills LLC.
  • Great Lakes Fasteners
  • Best Metals Products
  • Brightly
  • Open Systems Technologies
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Tool Engineering Inc.
  • Die-Matic
  • Great Harvest
  • UPS
  • Artiflex
  • Theirica
  • Robb Machine Tool
  • Emerald Corporation
  • Autocam
  • CG Automation & Fixture
  • Commercial Tool & Die
  • Digtial Tool & Die
  • Hearthside Food Solutions
  • West Michigan Works
  • Swoboda Inc.
  • Kent Intermediate School
    District
  • Mercy Health
  • Grand Rapids Area Chamber of
    Commerce
  • Cole's Quality Foods Inc.
  • The Job Post
  • River City Metrology LLC
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  • Camp Fire West Michigan
  • Wyoming-Kentwood Chamber of
    Commerce
  • Precision Aerospace Corp.
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Grand River Aseptic
    Manufacturing
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Iserv Group
  • Amerikam Inc.
  • Springthrough
  • Spectrum Health
  • Speedway LLC
  • Tuff Turf Molebusters
  • Medbio Inc.
  • Rapid-Line Inc.
  • Aquinas College
  • The Right Place Inc.
  • Mercy Health Saint Mary's
  • Custom Profile
  • Zeeland Truss & Components
  • Associated Builders &
    Contractors
  • D & M Metal Products
  • Michigan Wheel Operations LLC
  • Cascade Engineering
  • Carter Products Co. Inc.
  • RoMan Manufacturing Inc.
  • Terryberry Company LLC
  • Porter Hills
  • Axios Incorporated
  • Flexco
  • Micron Manufacturing Co.
  • Butterball Farms Inc
  • Autocam Corporation
  • Industrial Resources Inc.
  • DeWys Manufacturing Inc.
  • Irwin Seating Company
  • Alliance CNC Grinding Service
    Inc
  • Nu-Wool Co. Inc.
  • N-K Manufacturing Technologies
    LLC
  • Express Employment
    Professionals
  • Area Community Services
    Employment & Training Council
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  • Wolverine Coil Spring
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