Newton County

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

Jul 2015

Maintaining (Phase 1)
Aug 2016

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Apr 30, 2017

Goals updated only for participating counties


of maintaining goals completed

Newton County

ACT National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
Emerging High School 593 115 377 100 + - 0
College 99 7 59 32 + - 27
Current Private 289 42 167 79 + - 23
Public 148 41 82 25 0 - 8
Transitioning Adult Education 6 0 + 5 0 - 0
Unemployed 640 136 373 127 4 - 44
Recent Veteran 8 + 4 + 0 - 0
Workforce category not identified 49 4 27 18 0 - 0
Totals 1832 346 1090 389 + - 102

The table above is a detailed breakdown of the same NCRC data presented in the upper right box on this page and represents NCRCs earned or improved throughout the community. All NCRC data is updated monthly.

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Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 402 692
Current 58 437
Transitioning 353 654
Totals 813 1783
Workforce category not identified 49
Total NCRC 1832
Goals Actual
Job Profile 3 4

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting 107
New and reaffirming employers support goal 65
New and reaffirming employers support actual 65

Newton County

ACT NCRC/WorkKeys Service Delivery

American Job Center - Neosho

Participating High Schools

Neosho High School
Seneca High School
Crowder Technical Education Center
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If you are an employer and want more information on how to access services, please contact:

American Job Center - Joplin

Improved ACT NCRC

To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Not Earned 3 0 0 0
Bronze 2 1 0
Silver 8 0
Gold 1

Legacy NCRC

Bronze 80
Silver 238
Gold 75
Platinum 2
Total NCRC 395

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® 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 National Career Readiness Certificates.

State and national NCRC data runs from January 2006 through April 30, 2017 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through April 30, 2017 , while national job profile data reaches back to 1993. Again, please note that county-level 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.