Howell County

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

Jan 2016

Maintaining (Phase 1)
Jan 2016

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Aug 31, 2017

Goals updated only for participating counties


of maintaining goals completed

Howell County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
Emerging High School 93 24 58 11 0 - 0
College 92 4 52 36 0 - 0
Current Private 139 13 79 47 0 - 0
Public 65 6 44 15 0 - 0
Transitioning Adult Education 6 + + + 0 - 0
Unemployed 452 53 289 108 + - 0
Recent Veteran + + 0 + 0 - 0
Workforce category not identified 0 0 0 0 0 - 0
Totals 850 103 525 220 + - 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.

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Missouri employers in Howell County are recognizing the ACT WorkKeys NCRC in support of this County achieving its goals

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  • Lynch Equiipment Co. LLC
  • Stuff 4 Trucks LLC
  • West Plains Winnelson Supply
  • West Plains Pawn & Fine
  • Dan' Auto Service
  • Cleea's at Home Market
  • Tony's Tire Service
  • Brook Haven Healthcare
  • Show Me Medical Equipment
  • West Plains Discount Center
  • HB's Boot Corral
  • Pruett Home Improvement Inc.
  • West Plains Door & Building
  • Cawvey''s Electric Motor
  • Hibby's Sports Grille
  • Quality Floors
  • Donahue REoofing
  • Ozark Machinery Company
  • Edgeller & Harper Farm
    Equipment Inc.
  • Hibbett Sports
  • Penmac Staffing
  • Brad Guffey Motors
  • Meeks Busiling Center-West
  • West Plains Dairy Queen
  • Bradford Pharmacy
  • G & W Foods
  • Auto Zone- West Plains
  • Green's Furniture
  • Hirsch Feed and Farm Supply
  • University of Missouri
  • City of West Plains
  • City of West Plains
  • West Plains Schools
  • Greater West Plains Area
    Chamber of Commerce
  • West Plains Bank and Trust
  • Diamond Media
  • Collins Farms
  • Willow Springs Auto Parts
  • CKW ENT LLC/S. Central
    Regional Planning
  • Miller Accounting
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    Maintaining Goals

    Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
    Emerging 326 185
    Current 46 204
    Transitioning 137 461
    Workforce category not identified 0
    Goals Actual
    Improved Certificates 23 12

    Employer Supporting Goals

    Employers supporting 70
    New and reaffirming employers support goal 59
    New and reaffirming employers support actual 16

    Howell County

    Service Delivery for ACT WorkKeys NCRC

    City of West Plains, Economic Development Department

    Participating High Schools

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

    City of West Plains, Economic Development Department

    Improved ACT NCRC

    To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
    Not Earned 1 1 1 0
    Bronze 7 0 0
    Silver 2 0
    Gold 0

    Legacy NCRC

    Bronze 12
    Silver 48
    Gold 17
    Platinum 1
    Total NCRC 78

    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 August 31, 2017 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through August 31, 2017 , 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.