Polk County

Polk County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Mar 31, 2021

Goals updated only for participating counties

Status History:

Certified: Sep 2017

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of maintaining goals completed

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Polk County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Emerging High School 281 61 149 58 13
College 23 5 8 7 +
Current Private 20 + 13 6 0
Public 11 + 6 + 0
Transitioning Adult Education + 0 + 0 0
Unemployed 161 30 88 43 0
Recent Veteran + 0 0 + 0
Workforce category not identified 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 498 100 265 117 16

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
    Solutions
  • Valley of the Moon Poults Inc.
  • First Serve LLC
  • Superior Products & Welding
    Supply
  • 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 March 31, 2021 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through March 31, 2021 , 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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