Alexander County

Alexander County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.

Certified
Sep 2016

Maintaining (Phase 1)
Nov 2016

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Apr 30, 2017

Goals updated only for participating counties

70%

of maintaining goals completed

Alexander County

ACT National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Not
Earned
NCRC
Plus
Emerging High School 1008 188 621 197 + - 0
College 26 + 16 7 + - 0
Current Private 96 15 55 26 0 - 0
Public 85 16 51 18 0 - 0
Transitioning Adult Education + 0 + + 0 - 0
Unemployed 278 48 181 49 0 - 0
Recent Veteran + + + 0 0 - 0
Workforce category not identified + 0 + + 0 - 0
Totals 1500 270 928 299 + - 0

The table above is a detailed breakdown of the same NCRC data presented in the upper right box on this page and represents NCRCs earned or improved throughout the community. All NCRC data is updated monthly.

+ Value less than 4

North Carolina employers in Alexander County are recognizing the ACT NCRC in support of this County achieving its WRC goals

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Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 238 1034
Current 29 181
Transitioning 467 283
Totals 734 1498
Workforce category not identified +
Total NCRC 1500
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 27 14

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting 47
New and reaffirming employers support goal 30
New and reaffirming employers support actual 26

Alexander County

ACT NCRC/WorkKeys Service Delivery


Western Piedmont Workforce Development
wendy.johnson@wpcog.org
828-322-9191
Catawba Valley Community College
lgraham@cvcc.edu
828-632-8221

Participating High Schools

Alexander Central High School
Alexander Early College
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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 6 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® 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 National Career Readiness Certificates.


State and national NCRC data runs from January 2006 through April 30, 2017 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through April 30, 2017 , while national job profile data reaches back to 1993. Again, please note that county-level 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.