Bladen County

Bladen 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: Apr 2018

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95%

of maintaining goals completed

Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 195 1223
Current 42 97
Transitioning 365 417
Workforce category not identified 285
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 53 5

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting
New and reaffirming employers support goal 32
New and reaffirming employers support actual 26

Bladen County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Emerging High School 1203 388 626 149 40
College 20 + 12 5 0
Current Private 57 14 31 10 +
Public 40 14 20 5 +
Transitioning Adult Education 17 7 8 + 0
Unemployed 399 146 199 41 13
Recent Veteran + + 0 0 0
Workforce category not identified 285 133 105 36 11
Totals 2022 706 1001 248 67

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 Bladen County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

  • South River EMC *
  • Westwood Manufacturing Inc. *
  • Smellie Bloomers Gift Shoppe- Michelle's
    Flower Shoppe *
  • Algozy LLC *
  • Happy Mart *
  • Stop Auto Repair *
  • UFCW Local 1208 *
  • Del-Ton Inc. *
  • Inmans IGA *
  • Mini Super Tienda Mexicana *
  • HEALTHWORKS - Fitness & Wellness *
  • Baltimore Center *
  • Hilton Auction & Realty Inc *
  • Cape Fear Turf Farm Inc *
  • Big Blue Stores - Elizabethtown *
  • North Carolina's Southeast *
  • Pawn South #7 *
  • Pawn South *
  • RFW Entertainment *
  • Sanchez Oil & Brake Service LLC *
  • Bladco Auto Sales LLC *
  • Toddlers & Teens Children's *
  • Cybernet LLC *
  • Jeffrey's Bistro *
  • Faith Partner Christian Supply *

* Pending re-affirmation

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  • South River EMC
  • Westwood Manufacturing Inc. *
  • Smellie Bloomers Gift Shoppe-
    Michelle's Flower Shoppe *
  • Algozy LLC *
  • Happy Mart *
  • Stop Auto Repair *
  • UFCW Local 1208 *
  • Del-Ton Inc. *
  • Inmans IGA *
  • Mini Super Tienda Mexicana *
  • HEALTHWORKS - Fitness &
    Wellness *
  • Baltimore Center *
  • Hilton Auction & Realty Inc *
  • Cape Fear Turf Farm Inc *
  • Big Blue Stores -
    Elizabethtown *
  • North Carolina's Southeast *
  • Pawn South #7 *
  • Pawn South *
  • RFW Entertainment *
  • Sanchez Oil & Brake Service
    LLC *
  • Bladco Auto Sales LLC *
  • Toddlers & Teens Children's *
  • Cybernet LLC *
  • Jeffrey's Bistro *
  • Faith Partner Christian Supply *
  • Bladen County *
  • GILDAN Yarns LLC *
  • Maynard Law Firm *
  • Leinwand's of Elizabethtown *
  • Print
  • DeVane Builders *
  • Down East Pest Control Company *
  • Lu Mil Vineyard *
  • Taylor Manufacturing Inc *
  • Taylor Products dba D'Vine
    Foods *
  • Sterling Services Enterprise
    INC. *
  • Do Right Carpet & Flooring *
  • San Jose Mexican Restaurant *
  • Tienda Mexicana Leon *
  • Dublin Woodwork Shop *
  • Town of White Lake *
  • White Lake Marine *
  • Cape Fear Valley Bladen
    Healthcare *
  • Bladen Do it Best Builder
    Supply *
  • Westwood Robotic Technologies *
  • Johnna Anderson DBA H&R Block *
  • Sachs Peanuts LLC *
  • Southern Belle Organics LLC *
  • Bladen County Schools *
  • Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery *
  • Cape Fear Heating & Cooling
    LLC *
  • Online News & Advertising LLC *
  • Campbell Oil & Gas Co *
  • Town of Elizabethtown *
  • Bladen Community College
  • Smithfield
  • Kirlin Carolina's
  • First South Bank
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    Maintaining Goals

    Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
    Emerging 195 1223
    Current 42 97
    Transitioning 365 417
    Workforce category not identified 285
    Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
    Improved Certificates 53 5

    Employer Supporting Goals

    Employers supporting 57
    New and reaffirming employers support goal 32
    New and reaffirming employers support actual 26

    Bladen County

    Service Delivery for ACT WorkKeys NCRC


    Bladen Community College
    tlyden@bladencc.edu

    910-879-5572

    Participating High Schools

    East Bladen High School

    West Bladen High School


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

    Bladen Community College
    910-879-5634

    Improved ACT NCRC

    To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
    Not Earned 1 1 0 0
    Bronze 0 0 0
    Silver 1 0
    Gold 2

    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.