Kent County

Kent County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Feb 28, 2019

Goals updated only for participating counties

95%

of maintaining goals completed

Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 1196 8120
Current 315 1833
Transitioning 2166 2648
Workforce category not identified 323
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 321 340

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting 178
New and reaffirming employers support goal 175
New and reaffirming employers support actual 6

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 7926 1526 4533 1833 34 +
College 194 29 86 75 4 21
Current Private 1370 215 738 365 52 92
Public 463 115 288 + + 29
Transitioning Adult Education 68 22 32 + + +
Unemployed 2573 583 1468 457 65 72
Recent Veteran 7 + 5 + 0 0
Workforce category not identified 323 84 160 60 19 +
Totals 12924 2574 7310 2863 177 221

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 *

* Pending re-affirmation

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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 *
  • Print
  • 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 *
  • THE EMPLOYERS' ASSOCIATION *
  • 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 *
  • TALENT 2025 *
  • Wolverine Coil Spring *
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    Maintaining Goals

    Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
    Emerging 1196 8120
    Current 315 1833
    Transitioning 2166 2648
    Workforce category not identified 323
    Goals Actual
    Improved Certificates 321 340

    Employer Supporting Goals

    Employers supporting 178
    New and reaffirming employers support goal 175
    New and reaffirming employers support actual 6

    Improved ACT NCRC


    To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
    Not Earned 138 45 1 0
    Bronze 132 3 0
    Silver 20 0
    Gold 1

    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 February 28, 2019 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through February 28, 2019 , 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.