Caldwell County

Caldwell 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

91%

of maintaining goals completed

Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 581 2318
Current 98 548
Transitioning 857 859
Workforce category not identified 21
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 52 28

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting
New and reaffirming employers support goal 71
New and reaffirming employers support actual 17

Caldwell County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
NCRC
Plus
Emerging High School 2095 404 1214 441 36 0
College 223 + 134 70 + 0
Current Private 337 + 186 89 + 0
Public 211 51 116 + + 0
Transitioning Adult Education 44 11 26 7 0 0
Unemployed 807 171 500 130 6 0
Recent Veteran 8 + 5 + + 0
Workforce category not identified 21 7 12 + + 0
Totals 3746 721 2193 783 49 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 Caldwell County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

* Pending re-affirmation

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  • Masterpiece Lawn Care
  • Carolina West Wireless
  • Corning Hickory Manufacturing
    & Technology Center
  • A Signco
  • ECS Carolinas LLP
  • Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Kirlin Carolina's
  • Leviton Manufacturing Inc
  • Sun Belt Xpress
  • Lexington Home Brands
  • Interflex Group
  • Bayada Home Health Care *
  • Caldwell UNC Health Care *
  • Tar Heel Capital Corporation
    dba Wendy's Restaurants
  • Global Shippers Association *
  • Associated Hardwoods INC *
  • Caldwell 20/20 Inc. *
  • Minton Sales *
  • Woodpecker Partners LLC *
  • Nutex Concepts INC *
  • Aiken Development LLC *
  • Deal Metal Fabrication LLC *
  • Woodgrain Millwork
  • Bemis Manufacturing *
  • Flavor Sciences Inc. *
  • BeoCare Inc *
  • Stallergenes Greer *
  • Servpro of Alexander and
    Caldwell Counties *
  • Anything Office Inc *
  • Sattler Corp *
  • Glenbridge Health and
    Rehabilitation Center
  • Gateway Rehabilitation and
    Healthcare
  • Automated Solutions *
  • Chetola Mountain Resort
  • Foothills Temporary Employment *
  • Malouf *
  • Food Lion
  • Eckerd Kids *
  • The Marlin Company Inc *
  • North Carolina National Guard
  • NWFXpress
  • Bakers Waste Equipment *
  • Brookdale Lenoir
  • Fairfield Chair
  • Leviton
  • Print
  • JBS USA
  • Neptco Inc
  • Lee Ind Inc
  • Winston Salem Urban League
  • Friday Staffing
  • Fiserv
  • McCreary Modern *
  • Richard Harwood and Associates *
  • Shuford Yarns LLC
  • Exela Pharma Sciences
  • Convergys
  • Labor Ready Inc
  • ProStaffing US LLC
  • Maxim Healthcare Services
  • ComServ Inc
  • RPM Wood Finishes Group
  • Heritage Home Group LLC
  • Labor Connections LLC *
  • Timber Wolf Forest Products *
  • Catawba Valley Staffing
  • Caldwell County *
  • Goodnight Brothers Country Ham
  • Division of Workforce
    Solutions *
  • The Cognitive Connection *
  • Caldwell Community College and
    Technical Institute
  • Duke Energy
  • Goodwill Industries of
    Northwest NC
  • EnergyUnited
  • Manpower
  • Caldwell Chamber of Commerce *
  • Hospitality Mints LLC
  • The Floyd Group *
  • Town of Hudson *
  • Town of Granite Falls *
  • Sealed Air Corporation *
  • Blue Ridge Electric Membership
    Corporation
  • Southern Systems *
  • Wells Fargo Advisors *
  • Blue Ridge Tissue Corp. *
  • City of Lenoir *
  • Bernhardt *
  • LifeStore Bank & LifeStore
    Insurance
  • HSM
  • Wilkes Communications /
    RiverStreet Networks
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    Maintaining Goals

    Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
    Emerging 581 2318
    Current 98 548
    Transitioning 857 859
    Workforce category not identified 21
    Goals Actual
    Improved Certificates 52 28

    Employer Supporting Goals

    Employers supporting 86
    New and reaffirming employers support goal 71
    New and reaffirming employers support actual 17

    Improved ACT NCRC


    To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
    Not Earned 8 2 0 0
    Bronze 10 2 0
    Silver 4 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 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.