Clay County

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

Goals updated only for participating counties

Status History:

Certified: Nov 2018

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News for Clay County

Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging green check mark 106 323
Current green check mark 26 912
Transitioning green check mark 417 1316
Workforce category not identified 0
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 152 182

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting
superscript of grey circle with letter I New and reaffirming employers support goal 38
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Clay County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
Emerging High School 237 71 120 38 8
College 86 12 52 20 +
Current Private 521 120 306 83 12
Public 391 89 248 48 6
Transitioning Adult Education 10 + 6 + 0
Unemployed 1296 406 743 130 17
Recent Veteran 10 + 5 + 0
Workforce category not identified 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 2551 703 1480 323 45

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 Clay County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

  • Mike Rozier Construction Co. Inc.
  • Mississippi Manufacturers Association
  • C Spire
  • Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi
  • BancorpSouth
  • Roberts Travel Agency of Columbus
  • APAC-Mississippi/Memphis Inc.
  • Prairie Wildlife
  • Prairie Livestock LLC
  • Adventure ATV
  • Valmet Inc.
  • B. Bryan Farms Inc.
  • Waters Truck and Tractor Co. Inc.
  • Tellos LLC
  • Columbus Recycling
  • Tom Soya Grain Co Inc
  • BankFirst Financial Services
  • Sullivan's Office Supply
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden
  • Calvert-Spradling Engineers
  • Galloway Chandler McKinney Insurance
  • Golden Triangle Planning and Development
  • Thompson's Welding Services
  • Clark Beverage Group
  • Steel Dynamics Inc.

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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 October 31, 2020 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through October 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.

Please contact us if you have comments, questions or would like to receive more information.