Buchanan County

Buchanan County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Mar 31, 2018

Goals updated only for participating counties

96%

of maintaining goals completed

Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 638 729
Current 136 315
Transitioning 539 879
Workforce category not identified +
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 63 73

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting
New and reaffirming employers support goal 128
New and reaffirming employers support actual 82

Buchanan County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
NCRC
Plus
Emerging High School 641 155 384 100 + 0
College 88 8 46 32 + 0
Current Private 229 42 135 51 + 0
Public 86 12 59 15 0 0
Transitioning Adult Education 6 + + + 0 0
Unemployed 871 173 525 172 + 0
Recent Veteran + + + 0 0 0
Workforce category not identified + 0 + 0 0 0
Totals 1924 393 1154 371 6 0

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 Buchanan County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

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  • Second Harvest Community Food
    Bank
  • Bartlett Grain
  • Harshman Machine & Tool Co
  • Spire
  • Show Me Painting
  • McBride's Yamaha
  • Archer Lawn Care Inc.
  • Van-Am Tool & Engineering LLC
  • It's Your Money
  • Marek's Catering &
    Delicatessen
  • Heartland Paint & Decorating
  • One Family Hardwood
  • Lebeda Mattress Factory
  • Clayton Paper & Distribution
  • Overhead Door Co St Joseph
  • Sealed Air Corporation
  • National Beef Leathers
  • VEDCO
  • Norty's Bar and Grill
  • H & R Tire & Auto Inc
  • Shamrad Metal Fabricators Inc
  • Progressive Telecom
  • HNB National Bank
  • LePeep
  • News-Press & Gazette Compan
  • Silgan Containers
  • Gary's Auto & Tire Repair
  • Deluxe Truck Stop LLC
  • Lowes Distribution Center 1437
  • Western Institute
  • Missouri Western State
    University
  • St. Joseph Plastics
  • Specialty Industries of St
    Joseph Inc.
  • Dillon Company
  • Daily's Premium Meats
  • Johnson Controls Battery Goup
    Inc
  • COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO
  • Data-Comm
  • Move It With M&S LLC
  • Veritas Systems Construction
  • Interlock Steel Structures USA
    Inc
  • Olympia Lanes
  • Prolific Technologies
  • Schuetz Container Systems
  • Ameri-Pac Inc.
  • Hausman Metal Works and
    Roofing
  • Reardon Machine Co. Inc
  • Envision Tech Inc
  • City of St. Joseph
  • Wright Trucking
  • Blue Scope / Varco Pruden
  • City of St. Joseph Police
    Department
  • Rosecrans Memorial Airport
  • Gray Manufacturing Company Inc
  • Southside Family Fun Center
  • KARS Transport
  • Triumph Foods
  • Midland Surveying
  • Proffer and Erives
    Construction LLC
  • International Brotherhood of
    Electrical Workers
  • Sandlot Strategic
  • MoKan Goodwill
  • Mystical Light
  • Auto Appearance Specialist
  • Southern Treasures
  • BlueScope Buildings North
    America
  • United Way of Greater St.
    Joseph
  • NPG Printing Company
  • Meierhoffer Funeral Home &
    Crematory
  • Berkshire Hathaway
    HomeServices Stein & Summers
    Real Estate
  • Conveyance Solutions by
    Continental
  • Perka Hybrid Buildings
  • St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce
  • Nails 1st
  • Strip Joint T & G Custom
    Millwork
  • MOSAIC LIFE CARE
  • Rib Crib
  • Keeping Good Company
  • graphic Supply and Equipment
    Co
  • Tobiason Studio
  • Carpet Masters
  • Avenue Auto
  • Print
  • Jim Walters Const. Co Inc
  • WireCO World Group
  • Joe's Service
  • Overhead Door
  • Saverino Safe & Lock CO
  • Dave's Auto Sales
  • Pool & Spa Medics
  • Render Auto glass INC
  • AIRGAS
  • Single Source Inc
  • Dusty's Auto Service
  • Shouse Concrete Construction
  • Romesberg Plastering
  • Systems & Services
    Technologies Inc
  • Appliance Man Rentals
  • Kruse's
  • The Duffel Bag
  • The Lucky Tiger
  • Carols Used Furniture
  • Jay Wolf Heating and Cooling
    INC
  • AFL-CIO NW Missouri Labor
    Community
  • Lawhon Glass
  • Rogers Pharmacy
  • T & G Rehab and Millwork
  • Prime Star
  • Bolin Auto & Truck Parts
  • Eurosource Autowerks
  • R & W Tow & Recovery
  • NW Audio
  • Cintas Uniform Services
  • Nestle Purina Pet Care
  • Grimm Chiropractic
  • BioZyme Inc
  • A to Z's Fresh Air Fare
  • CBIZ
  • The Rabbits Hole
  • Blue Sun - St Joe Biodiesel
    Plant
  • Express Employment
    Professionals
  • Big Bob's Outlet
  • Carpet Center
  • Apple Bus Company
  • Labor Max Staffing
  • The Staffing Center
  • Kelly Services
  • Nor-Am Ice Cold Storage
  • Cash on the Double
  • Culligan Water Conditioning
    St. Joseph
  • Crossroads Hospice
  • ResCare Home Care
  • Covenant Medical Spa
  • Monster Energy Group
  • Western Extralite
  • Ken Smith Autobody Inc
  • Roderick Sign Co
  • Roberts Roofing Company Inc
  • Delmark Tire
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim
  • Atchison Richmond
  • A and M Heating and Cooling
  • Aitchison Richmond Plumbing
    Supply
  • Brooner Construction & Crane
  • Seaman & Schuske Metal Works
    CO
  • Robert J. Brown Lumber Co INC
  • TETUAN EXPRESS
  • Scot Young Research
  • Pony Express Warehousing LLC
  • Plasma Biological Services
  • Snorkel International
  • Business Logistics Inc.
  • Ring Container
  • MO-KAN Regional Council
  • Altec Industries
  • Buchanan County
  • Heartland Foundation
  • St. Joseph Family YMCA
  • Don Tolly Insurance Agency Inc
  • Al J. Mueller Construction
    Company
  • Stephen D. Lorenz Agency
    American Family
  • MERIL
  • Hillyard Industries Inc.
  • IMKO Workforce Solutions
  • Rod Sampson Agency
    LIC-American Family
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    Maintaining Goals

    Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
    Emerging 638 729
    Current 136 315
    Transitioning 539 879
    Workforce category not identified +
    Goals Actual
    Improved Certificates 63 73

    Employer Supporting Goals

    Employers supporting 147
    New and reaffirming employers support goal 128
    New and reaffirming employers support actual 82

    Buchanan County

    Service Delivery for ACT WorkKeys NCRC


    St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce
    arthur@saintjoseph.com
    816-364-4113
    Heartland Foundation
    julie.gaddie@heartandfoundation.com
    816-271-7510
    Missouri Job Center
    janice@mo-kan.org
    816-236-9738

    Participating High Schools

    Central High School
    Lafayette High School
    Benton High School
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    If you are an employer and want more information on how to access services, please contact:

    Chamber of Commerce
    816-364-4113

    Improved ACT NCRC


    To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
    Not Earned 15 7 0 0
    Bronze 29 0 0
    Silver 22 0
    Gold 0

    Legacy NCRC


    Bronze 33
    Silver 162
    Gold 63
    Platinum 1
    Total NCRC 259

    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 March 31, 2018 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through March 31, 2018 , 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.