Buncombe County

Buncombe County is a participating Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in earning their certified status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Jun 30, 2019

Goals updated only for participating counties

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85%

of goals attained

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 355 6555
Current 98 736
Transitioning 1038 874
Workforce category not identified 143
Goals Actual
Employers Supporting 201 124

Buncombe County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Emerging High School 6453 1150 3423 1528 352
College 102 16 47 36 +
Current Private 484 51 235 171 27
Public 252 65 143 43 +
Transitioning Adult Education 52 12 28 8 4
Unemployed 816 172 474 155 15
Recent Veteran 6 0 6 0 0
Workforce category not identified 143 33 48 41 21
Totals 8308 1499 4404 1982 423

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.

Employers in Buncombe County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

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  • Worley & Peltz PLLC
  • Asheville Independent
    Restaurant Association
  • Professional Firefighters
  • Southern Highland Craft Guild
    Tunnel Road
  • Jonas Gerard Fine Art
  • Mangum Pottery
  • Lexington Glassworks
  • East Fok Pottery
  • Novus Architects
  • Lamar Advertising
  • Signarama Asheville
  • Mountain BizWorks
  • Mattern & Craig Inc
  • Well Played Board Game Café
  • Diana Wortham Theatre
  • WithersRavenel
  • Montreat College
  • Gray Line Trolley Tours of
    Asheville
  • Carolina Equipment
  • TSAChoice Inc.
  • C&H Tooling
  • Black Mountain Machine and
    Tool
  • Baity's Precision Machining
  • Appalachian Tool & Machine
    Inc.
  • Percepta
  • Wright of NC
  • Doug Jones Consulting
  • Equilibar
  • Boyle Enterprises
  • Parameter Generation & Control
    Inc.
  • Urban Orchard Cider Co. and
    Bar
  • The Hop Ice Creamery
  • Community Conflict Soultions
  • System Logistics - Vertique
  • Amcor Flexibles Asheville
  • STF Precision
  • ProMATIC Automation
  • Imoco Inc
  • TE Connectivity
  • Advanced Superabrasives Inc
  • Young Transportation & Tours
  • Hemp Magik
  • BioNetwork
  • Mathis Electronics
  • Charlotte Street Computers
  • Givens Highland Farms
  • Mills Manufacturing Corp
  • Wicked Weed Funk House
  • Wesco Distribution Inc
  • Borgwarner Turbo Systems Inc.
  • Southeastern Container Inc
  • Riverbend Malt House
  • Asheville Brewing Company
  • Highland Brewing Company
  • No Evil Foods
  • Social Lounge
  • Strada Italiano
  • NCWorks Career Center
    Asheville
  • Brand Plant LLC dba Kudzu
    Brands
  • Diamond Executive Car
    Transportation Service
  • YWCA of Asheville
  • City of Asheville
  • Allegra Asheville -
    Marketing-Print-Mail
  • Silver-Line Plastics
    Corporation
  • Plasticard-Locktech
    International LLP
  • Atlas Precision Inc
  • Land-Of Sky Regional Council
  • YMCA of Western North Carolina
  • Metropolitan Sewage District
  • Print
  • Southern Concrete Materials
  • Mountain Area Workforce
    Development Board
  • Southern Concrete Materials
  • The Salvation Army Boys &
    Girls Club of Buncombe County
  • Reich LLC
  • Emerson Automation Solutions
  • New PECO Inc.
  • Nexus Technologies
  • New Belgium Brewing Company
  • National Wipers Alliance
  • MB Haynes Corporation
  • Linamar North Carolina
  • Kearfott Corporation Motion
    Systems Division
  • ITECH
  • GE Aviation
  • French Broad Chocolate Lounge
  • FOX Factory
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Baldor Electric Company
  • AVL Technologies
  • Arcadia Beverage Company
  • Mountain Housing Opportunities
  • Tried Strone Baptist Church
  • Advantage Home Care
  • Pisgah Legal Services
  • Avadim Technologies Inc
  • Relion Manufacturing Inc
  • Annie's Bakery Inc
  • Carolina Small Business
    Development Fund
  • Hi-Wire Brewing
  • White Labs
  • Roots Hummus
  • Empowerment Resource Center
  • Virtelle Hospitality LLC
  • Anderson Davis
  • Rock Hill Missionary Baptist
    Church
  • Getting Back to the Basics
  • Aloft Asheville Downtown
  • WeaverCooke-Kirkland
  • Mission Health System
  • National Wiper Alliance
  • Starr Electric Co Inc
  • Green Opportunities
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Asheville Area Chamber of
    Commerce
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical
    Community College
  • Precision Restoration Services
  • Blue Ridge Land Surveying Inc
  • Alicia Sisk-Morris CPA PLLC
  • Big Frogs Custom TShirts
  • Kirlin Carolina's
  • Grand Discovery Consultants
    LLC
  • Tar Heel Capital Corporation
    dba Wendy's Restaurants
  • Goodwill Industries of
    Northwest NC
  • Baker Roofing Company
  • The Biltmore Company
  • Buncombe County Schools
  • Charter Communications
  • Community Action Opportunities
  • Friday Staffing
  • Asheville Staffing Resources
  • Jacob Holm Industries
  • Altec Industries Inc
  • Ward and Smith P.A.
  • Alliance Tractor Trailor
    Centers
  • Wilkes Communications /
    RiverStreet Networks
  • Wilkes Communications
  • Prysmian Group
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    Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
    Emerging 355 6555
    Current 98 736
    Transitioning 1038 874
    Workforce category not identified 143
    Goals Actual
    Employers
    Supporting
    201 124

    Improved ACT NCRC


    To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
    Not Earned 7 0 0 0
    Bronze 4 0 0
    Silver 5 0
    Gold 1

    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 June 30, 2019 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through June 30, 2019 , 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.


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