Polk County

Polk County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Aug 31, 2020

Goals updated only for participating counties

Status History:

Certified: Sep 2017

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of maintaining goals completed

chart showing percentage of maintaining goals completed for the county

Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging green check mark 218 281
Current 32 27
Transitioning 182 156
Workforce category not identified 0
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 6 3

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting
superscript of grey circle with letter I New and reaffirming employers support goal 32
superscript of grey circle with letter I New and reaffirming employers support actual 16

Polk County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
Emerging High School 258 50 140 57 11
College 23 5 8 7 +
Current Private 20 + 13 6 0
Public 7 + 4 + 0
Transitioning Adult Education + 0 + 0 0
Unemployed 154 24 88 42 0
Recent Veteran + 0 0 + 0
Workforce category not identified 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 464 81 254 115 14

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 Polk County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

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  • Commerce Bank
  • Commerce Bank
  • Kraft Heinz
  • Teletech
  • WestRock
  • Oxford Health Care
  • Loren Cook Company
  • EDCO Health Information
  • Valley of the Moon Poults Inc.
  • First Serve LLC
  • Superior Products & Welding
  • CMH Citizens Memorial Hospital
  • City of Bolivar
  • Poor Boy Tree Service Inc.
  • City of Lebanon
  • Independent Truck Tank LLC
  • Bolivar R-1 Schools
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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, 2020 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through August 31, 2020 , 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.

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