Buchanan County

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

Certified: May 2016

Maintained 1: May 2018

Maintained 2: Mar 2020

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Buchanan County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Emerging High School 1123 324 558 206 35
College 146 11 58 48 29
Current Private 333 63 163 85 22
Public 116 18 71 25 +
Transitioning Adult Education 8 + 5 + 0
Unemployed 1085 246 595 218 26
Recent Veteran + + + 0 0
Workforce category not identified + 0 + 0 0
Totals 2814 665 1452 583 114

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.

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Employers in Buchanan County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

  • Pizza Hut
  • PARKER'S AUTO REPAIR
  • P1 Group
  • Omnium LLC
  • Baskin-Robbins
  • Sprague Excavating Co
  • 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
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  • Pizza Hut
  • PARKER'S AUTO REPAIR
  • P1 Group
  • Omnium LLC
  • Baskin-Robbins
  • Sprague Excavating Co
  • 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
  • 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
  • T&G Rehab and Millwork
  • MOSAIC LIFE CARE
  • Rib Crib
  • Keeping Good Company
  • print image Print
  • graphic Supply and Equipment
    Co
  • Tobiason Studio
  • Carpet Masters
  • Avenue Auto
  • Jim Walters Const. Co Inc
  • WireCO World Group
  • Joe's Service
  • Overhead Door
  • Saverino Safe & Lock CO
  • Complete 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
  • Express Employment
    Professionals
  • 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
  • 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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