Buchanan, Missouri

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

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to May 31, 2024

Goals updated only for participating counties

29223 Wayne 0.42 0.50 us-mo-223 WA 29179 Reynolds 0.58 0.44 us-mo-179 RE 29035 Carter 0.40 0.50 us-mo-035 CA 29145 Newton 0.50 0.50 us-mo-145 NE 29003 Andrew 0.62 0.50 us-mo-003 AN 29147 Nodaway 0.49 0.50 us-mo-147 NO 29199 Scotland 0.64 0.50 us-mo-199 SC 29103 Knox 0.50 0.50 us-mo-103 KN 29097 Jasper 0.50 0.50 us-mo-097 JA 29011 Barton 0.49 0.50 us-mo-011 BA 29227 Worth 0.50 0.50 us-mo-227 WO 29079 Grundy 0.50 0.50 us-mo-079 GR 29117 Livingston 0.39 0.50 us-mo-117 LI 29125 Maries 0.50 0.50 us-mo-125 MA 29131 Miller 0.50 0.50 us-mo-131 MI 29073 Gasconade 0.49 0.42 us-mo-073 GA 29151 Osage 0.60 0.60 us-mo-151 OS 29021 Buchanan 0.61 0.49 us-mo-021 BU 29165 Platte 0.68 0.51 us-mo-165 PL 29209 Stone 0.49 0.50 us-mo-209 ST 29111 Lewis 0.39 0.50 us-mo-111 LE 29127 Marion 0.40 0.50 us-mo-127 MA 29107 Lafayette 0.49 0.56 us-mo-107 LA 29101 Johnson 0.50 0.49 us-mo-101 JO 29163 Pike 0.35 0.52 us-mo-163 PI 29007 Audrain 0.55 0.51 us-mo-007 AU 29211 Sullivan 0.50 0.50 us-mo-211 SU 29129 Mercer 0.50 0.50 us-mo-129 ME 29119 McDonald 0.50 0.51 us-mo-119 MC 29009 Barry 0.50 0.51 us-mo-009 BA 29173 Ralls 0.29 0.56 us-mo-173 RA 29201 Scott 0.45 0.51 us-mo-201 SC 29143 New Madrid 0.35 0.69 us-mo-143 NM 29187 St. Francois 0.30 0.72 us-mo-187 SF 29099 Jefferson 0.44 0.48 us-mo-099 JE 29186 Ste. Genevieve 0.44 0.49 us-mo-186 SG 29093 Iron 0.81 0.50 us-mo-093 IR 29221 Washington 0.50 0.50 us-mo-221 WA 29157 Perry 0.51 0.62 us-mo-157 PE 29109 Lawrence 0.50 0.50 us-mo-109 LA 29123 Madison 0.50 0.51 us-mo-123 MA 29075 Gentry 0.50 0.50 us-mo-075 GE 29139 Montgomery 0.51 0.32 us-mo-139 MO 29045 Clark 0.40 0.50 us-mo-045 CL 29121 Macon 0.50 0.49 us-mo-121 MA 29001 Adair 0.61 0.64 us-mo-001 AD 29039 Cedar 0.50 0.50 us-mo-039 CE 29167 Polk 0.49 0.50 us-mo-167 PO 29085 Hickory 0.50 0.50 us-mo-085 HI 29029 Camden 0.41 0.50 us-mo-029 CA 29189 St. Louis 0.47 0.48 us-mo-189 SL 29067 Douglas 0.50 0.50 us-mo-067 DO 29091 Howell 0.50 0.50 us-mo-091 HO 29041 Chariton 0.58 0.41 us-mo-041 CH 29141 Morgan 0.50 0.59 us-mo-141 MO 29015 Benton 0.51 0.49 us-mo-015 BE 29149 Oregon 0.50 0.50 us-mo-149 OR 29115 Linn 0.71 0.62 us-mo-115 LI 29175 Randolph 0.50 0.49 us-mo-175 RA 29137 Monroe 0.50 0.50 us-mo-137 MO 29219 Warren 0.62 0.50 us-mo-219 WA 29047 Clay 0.51 0.39 us-mo-047 CL 29081 Harrison 0.50 0.50 us-mo-081 HA 29059 Dallas 0.50 0.41 us-mo-059 DA 29077 Greene 0.50 0.50 us-mo-077 GR 29061 Daviess 0.50 0.50 us-mo-061 DA 29195 Saline 0.51 0.54 us-mo-195 SA 29053 Cooper 0.43 0.60 us-mo-053 CO 29019 Boone 0.48 0.41 us-mo-019 BO 29065 Dent 0.46 0.50 us-mo-065 DE 29013 Bates 0.50 0.51 us-mo-013 BA 29083 Henry 0.50 0.50 us-mo-083 HE 29095 Jackson 0.39 0.48 us-mo-095 JA 29215 Texas 0.50 0.50 us-mo-215 TE 29159 Pettis 0.50 0.51 us-mo-159 PE 29057 Dade 0.50 0.50 us-mo-057 DA 29043 Christian 0.69 0.51 us-mo-043 CH 29135 Moniteau 0.53 0.66 us-mo-135 MO 29205 Shelby 0.50 0.50 us-mo-205 SH 29185 St. Clair 0.50 0.49 us-mo-185 SC 29055 Crawford 0.51 0.41 us-mo-055 CR 29033 Carroll 0.42 0.61 us-mo-033 CA 29025 Caldwell 0.50 0.50 us-mo-025 CA 29049 Clinton 0.50 0.50 us-mo-049 CL 29063 DeKalb 0.50 0.50 us-mo-063 DE 29213 Taney 0.50 0.51 us-mo-213 TA 29225 Webster 0.50 0.50 us-mo-225 WE 29171 Putnam 0.74 0.50 us-mo-171 PU 29023 Butler 0.50 0.50 us-mo-023 BU 29031 Cape Girardeau 0.38 0.41 us-mo-031 CG 29133 Mississippi 0.53 0.43 us-mo-133 MI 29113 Lincoln 0.50 0.50 us-mo-113 LI 29197 Schuyler 0.51 0.50 us-mo-197 SC 29037 Cass 0.51 0.50 us-mo-037 CA 29069 Dunklin 0.62 0.82 us-mo-069 DU 29153 Ozark 0.50 0.51 us-mo-153 OZ 29017 Bollinger 0.49 0.58 us-mo-017 BO 29183 St. Charles 0.31 0.50 us-mo-183 SC 29071 Franklin 0.51 0.58 us-mo-071 FR 29181 Ripley 0.50 0.50 us-mo-181 RI 29177 Ray 0.38 0.39 us-mo-177 RA 29087 Holt 0.62 0.46 us-mo-087 HO 29217 Vernon 0.50 0.50 us-mo-217 VE 29105 Laclede 0.41 0.50 us-mo-105 LA 29169 Pulaski 0.50 0.50 us-mo-169 PU 29161 Phelps 0.50 0.42 us-mo-161 PH 29229 Wright 0.50 0.50 us-mo-229 WR 29155 Pemiscot 0.50 0.39 us-mo-155 PE 29203 Shannon 0.41 0.50 us-mo-203 SH 29005 Atchison 0.59 0.51 us-mo-005 AT 29510 St. Louis 0.83 0.69 us-mo-510 SL 29207 Stoddard 0.60 0.50 us-mo-207 ST 29027 Callaway 0.50 0.42 us-mo-027 CA 29051 Cole 0.41 0.59 us-mo-051 CO 29089 Howard 0.46 0.56 us-mo-089 HO

Status History:

Certified: May 2016

Maintained 1: May 2018

Maintained 2: Mar 2020

Maintained 3: Jan 2022

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Progress Towards Goals

Buchanan 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 3 Points

Maximum of 4 points possible

Current Goal - 1 points

Emerging Goal - 1 points

Transitioning Goal - 1 points

Optional goals 1 Points

Maximum of 3 points possible

Improved Certificates - 1 points

Economic Regions Including Buchanan

Buchanan County in the News

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Emerging High School 1624 469 736 317 102
College 153 12 59 52 30
Current Private 378 76 182 95 25
Public 154 38 82 30 +
Transitioning Adult Education 9 + 5 + 0
Unemployed 1261 306 665 247 43
Recent Veteran 8 + + 0 +
Workforce category not identified + 0 + 0 0
Totals 3585 904 1733 743 205
Workforce Total
NCRC
Emerging High School 1624 469 736 317 102
College 153 12 59 52 30
Current Private 378 76 182 95 25
Public 154 38 82 30 +
Transitioning Adult Education 9 + 5 + 0
Unemployed 1261 306 665 247 43
Recent Veteran 8 + + 0 +
Workforce category not identified + 0 + 0 0
Totals 3585 904 1733 743 205

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 May 31, 2024

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 1147 1777
Current
336 532
Transitioning 940 1274
Workforce category not identified + 2
Workforce Goals Actual
Employers Supporting 63 0

Improved ACT NCRC

To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Not Earned 40 10 0 1
Bronze 64 4 1
Silver 66 4
Gold 9

Service Delivery Locations

These are the locations in Buchanan County where a job seeker can take the WorkKeys test.

  • St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce

  • Heartland Foundation

  • Missouri Job Center

Participating High Schools

These Buchanan County high schools help students prepare for and take the WorkKeys test.

  • Central High School

  • Lafayette High School

  • Benton High School

Contact Us

For more information on Buchanan County's efforts in the Work Ready program, contact:

Chamber of Commerce

816-364-4113

 
 
 

Employers in Buchanan County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

  • gold star icon Ring Container
  • Aitchison Richmond Plumbing Supply
  • NW Audio
  • T & G Rehab and Millwork
  • AFL-CIO NW Missouri Labor Community
  • The Lucky Tiger
  • Jim Walters Const. Co Inc
  • Keeping Good Company
  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Stein &
    Summers Real Estate
  • Proffer and Erives Construction LLC
  • Gray Manufacturing Company Inc
  • gold star icon Blue Scope / Varco Pruden
  • Veritas Systems Construction
  • gold star icon Specialty Industries of St Joseph Inc.
  • gold star icon Deluxe Truck Stop LLC
  • HNB National Bank
  • Norty's Bar and Grill
  • VEDCO
  • Clayton Paper & Distribution
  • McBride's Yamaha
  • Harshman Machine & Tool Co
  • Sprague Excavating Co
  • Omnium LLC
  • Bradken
  • gold star icon Weiser's Family Cleaners

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