Alexander County

Alexander County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Sep 30, 2018

Goals updated only for participating counties

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94%

of maintaining goals completed

Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 238 1250
Current 29 240
Transitioning 345 356
Workforce category not identified 25
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 27 14

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting
New and reaffirming employers support goal 30
New and reaffirming employers support actual 27

Alexander County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
NCRC
Plus
Emerging High School 1216 248 695 245 28 0
College 34 + 19 10 + 0
Current Private 132 + 71 36 + 0
Public 108 + 67 22 + 0
Transitioning Adult Education + + + + 0 0
Unemployed 351 61 218 66 6 0
Recent Veteran + + + + 0 0
Workforce category not identified 25 + + 13 6 0
Totals 1871 354 1078 393 46 0

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

* Pending re-affirmation

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  • 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 1250
    Current 29 240
    Transitioning 345 356
    Workforce category not identified 25
    Goals Actual
    Improved Certificates 27 14

    Employer Supporting Goals

    Employers supporting 46
    New and reaffirming employers support goal 30
    New and reaffirming employers support actual 27

    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
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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® 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 September 30, 2018 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through September 30, 2018 , 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.