Alexander County

Alexander County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Apr 30, 2020

Goals updated only for participating counties

Status History:

Certified: Sep 2016

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91%

of maintaining goals completed

Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 238 1458
Current 29 275
Transitioning 345 377
Workforce category not identified 54
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 27 15

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting
New and reaffirming employers support goal 30
New and reaffirming employers support actual 31

Alexander County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Emerging High School 1418 315 771 280 52
College 40 + 21 11 5
Current Private 164 30 83 44 7
Public 111 18 70 21 +
Transitioning Adult Education + 0 + + 0
Unemployed 372 65 226 71 10
Recent Veteran + + + 0 0
Workforce category not identified 54 + 13 22 17
Totals 2164 434 1187 450 93

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 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
    Restaurants
  • JPS Composite Materials *
  • ComServ Inc *
  • mays meats *
  • Duke Energy *
  • PAUL ROBERT CHAIR INC *
  • 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 *

* Pending re-affirmation

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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
    Center *
  • 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
    College
  • HSM
  • LP Building Products
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    Maintaining Goals

    Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
    Emerging 238 1458
    Current 29 275
    Transitioning 345 377
    Workforce category not identified 54
    Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
    Improved Certificates 27 15

    Employer Supporting Goals

    Employers supporting 48
    New and reaffirming employers support goal 30
    New and reaffirming employers support actual 31

    Alexander County

    Service Delivery for ACT WorkKeys NCRC


    Western Piedmont Workforce Development
    wendy.johnson@wpcog.org

    828-322-9191

    Catawba Valley Community College
    bfansler065@cvcc.edu

    828-632-8221

    Participating High Schools

    Alexander Central High School

    Alexander Early College


    If you are an employer and want more information on how to access services, please contact:

    Catawba Valley Community College
    828-632-8221

    Improved ACT NCRC

    To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
    Not Earned 3 3 0 0
    Bronze 7 0 0
    Silver 2 0
    Gold 0

    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® 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 April 30, 2020 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through April 30, 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.