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Certificates Earned!

More than 5 million people in the United States have earned the ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® proving that they have the skills American employers need. Learn More.

Alexander County

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

Goals updated only for participating counties

Status History:

Certified: Sep 2016

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Alexander County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
Emerging High School 1435 321 776 285 53
College 43 + 21 13 6
Current Private 174 31 88 47 8
Public 113 18 70 23 +
Transitioning Adult Education 4 0 + + 0
Unemployed 379 68 226 74 11
Recent Veteran + + + 0 0
Workforce category not identified 56 + 13 22 18
Totals 2206 445 1197 466 98

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 Alexander County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

  • Carolina West Wireless
  • Corning Hickory Manufacturing &
    Technology Center
  • ECS Carolinas LLP
  • Kirlin Carolina's
  • I-CARE Inc.
  • Leviton Manufacturing Inc
  • Sun Belt Xpress
  • Lexington Home Brands
  • Interflex Group
  • Lee Industries
  • Tar Heel Capital Corporation dba Wendy's
  • JPS Composite Materials
  • ComServ Inc
  • mays meats
  • Duke Energy
  • Paladin Industries Inc.
  • Valley Nursing & Rehab Center
  • Paragon Films
  • Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
  • Daniels Woodcarving
  • Bmgc llc
  • Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC
  • Taylorsville Savings Bank
  • Jonathan-Wesley Upholstery LLC
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  • Jonathan-Wesley Upholstery LLC
  • EnergyUnited
  • Peoples Drug Store
  • EnergyUnited Water Corp.
  • The Taylorsville Times
  • Alexander County Economic
    Development Corporation
  • Huntington House
  • Kincaid Upholstery
  • Carolina Farm Credit
  • Hiddenite Arts & Heritage
  • Brigette's Staffing Inc.
  • Town of Taylorsville
  • Alexander County Government
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Piedmont Fiberglass
  • Manpower
  • Craftmaster Furniture Inc.
  • Taylor King
  • Shurtape Technologies
  • Schneider Mills Inc
  • Alexander County Schools
  • Catawba Valley Community
  • HSM
  • LP Building Products
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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 December 31, 2020 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through December 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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