Cleveland County

Cleveland County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Status History:

Certified: Dec 2015

Maintained 1: Dec 2017

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80%

of maintaining goals completed

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Cleveland County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
NCRC
Plus
Emerging High School 4036 1000 2051 799 186 0
College 81 15 38 27 + 0
Current Private 480 83 264 114 19 13
Public 261 60 148 45 8 +
Transitioning Adult Education 121 24 81 16 0 0
Unemployed 1008 227 583 169 29 6
Recent Veteran 7 0 + 5 0 0
Workforce category not identified 442 136 172 92 42 0
Totals 6436 1545 3339 1267 285 21

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

Supporting Colleges and Universities

These institutions in Cleveland County grant college credit to enrolled students who have earned the ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® (NCRC®). Learn More

Employers in Cleveland County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

  • ABM Industries NEG Plant Shelby NC
  • Atrium Health
  • Public Works Department
  • Dover Foundation YMCA
  • H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Center
  • Southeastern Container
  • Kings Mountain Fire Department
  • Cleveland County Library System
  • Cleveland County Community Development
    Corporation
  • Panther Ironworks LLC
  • City of Kings Mountain City Hall
  • Quality Frames
  • C3i Solutions
  • Country Class Delight LLC
  • IPDC
  • Baldor Electric Co
  • Hurst Jaws of Life Rescue System
  • American Restoration Disaster Specialist
  • NC Works Career Center
  • Studio CXVI Media Group
  • Piedmont Components of Shelby LLC
  • Capitol Funds Inc
  • IMC-MetalsAmerica LLC
  • Uniquetex
  • Badger Color Concentrates Inc
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  • ABM Industries NEG Plant
    Shelby NC
  • Atrium Health
  • Public Works Department
  • Dover Foundation YMCA
  • H. Lawrence Patrick Senior
    Center
  • Southeastern Container
  • Kings Mountain Fire Department
  • Cleveland County Library
    System
  • Cleveland County Community
    Development Corporation
  • Panther Ironworks LLC
  • City of Kings Mountain City
    Hall
  • Quality Frames
  • C3i Solutions
  • Country Class Delight LLC
  • IPDC
  • Baldor Electric Co
  • Hurst Jaws of Life Rescue
    System
  • American Restoration Disaster
    Specialist
  • NC Works Career Center
  • Studio CXVI Media Group
  • Piedmont Components of Shelby
    LLC
  • Capitol Funds Inc
  • IMC-MetalsAmerica LLC
  • Uniquetex
  • Badger Color Concentrates Inc
  • Dollar General
  • Ledford Farms
  • Harbor Freight Tools
  • Greenheck Fan Corporation CVI
  • Cleveland County Schools
  • Duke Energy
  • Playground Safety Services
    Inc.
  • Cleveland Yutaka Corporation
  • Kings Plush Inc dba STI
  • Pharr Technologies Co
  • Bunch Inc
  • Patrick Yarn Mills Inc
  • American MTS
  • LNS Turbo Inc
  • Circle C Contractors
  • Cleared Hot Yoga
  • Kirlin Carolina's
  • Lexington Home Brands
  • Tar Heel Capital Corporation
    dba Wendy's Restaurants
  • ComServ Inc
  • Personnel Services Unlimited
  • StaffMasters
  • Shoe Dept.
  • Chuga-Chuga Choo-Choo
  • Fuzzy Peach - Frozen Yogurt
    Bar
  • Carolina Cotton Company
  • Trackside Trader -
    Collectibles and Home
    Furnishings
  • BWF - Fiber Glass
  • Peak Resources
  • Willis - Home of the Burger
    Baskets
  • StateFarm
  • TalentForce
  • BeoCare-Innovation Health Care
  • Pitch Equipment
  • NC Div of Vocational
    Rehabilitation Services
  • NC Div of Vocational
    Rehabilitation Services
  • Huesker
  • Western & Southern Life
  • Industrial Maintenance &
    Automation
  • CompIS 2
  • Champion Studios
  • Citi Trends
  • Little Caesars
  • Council on Aging Senior Center
  • Shelby Cafe
  • Family Video
  • J & D Furniture Inc.
  • Bath&BodyWorks
  • GNC
  • Dunham's Sports
  • Witherspoon Insurance Agency
  • Burke's Outlet
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Logos To Go!!
  • Excite Tech, Inc.
  • Mike's Flowers & Gifts
  • Craig Barry & Poston P.A.
  • DITZ EDWARDS & BEAM
  • Kay Jewelers
  • Ni Fen Bistro
  • Cleveland NC Works
  • The LeGrand Center
  • Spake Concrete Products
  • Barnett's Restaurant
  • McNeilly Furniture
  • Sugar Hill Furniture
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  • Talent Force
  • Waffle House
  • Mauney Memorial Library
  • Claire's Accessories
  • Regis Salons
  • Maurices
  • Hibbett Sports
  • Rue 21
  • Belk
  • C-Squared Painting
  • Hannah's Coffee House
  • Commercial Glass
  • Folks Cleaners
  • Willis Sandwich Shop
  • Ora Super Market
  • Brackett Insurance Agency
  • James River Equipment
  • Bernhardt Furniture Company
  • Kings Mountain Embroidery
  • AFAB Promotions
  • Manpower
  • Greenheck Fan Corporation
  • Wellington Hamrick Precast
    Inc.
  • Seal Wire Company
  • Schletter Inc.
  • Victorian Rose
  • Ditto Consignment
  • Allstate
  • Frady's Florist
  • Harris Funeral Home
  • Pleasant City Wood Fired
    Grille
  • Newgrass Brewing Co.
  • Dragonfly Wine Market
  • LilyBean's Micro-Roasted
    Coffee
  • two doors down
  • Newt's Pub Burgers
  • hi-lites
  • Peace Avenue
  • Holly's Flowers
  • Erie Insurance
  • Uptown Olive oil & more...
  • Roll Over Pets
  • Victoria-Stephen Specialty
    Gifts
  • Amos Agency LLC
  • Alliance Bank & Trust
  • Spa Med and Wellness Inc
  • Ace Gutter Company
  • Carolina Diner
  • Cross Roads Mini Mart
  • N&K Quick Stop
  • Delight Barber Shop
  • Blue Eyes Social Media
    Connections
  • RollOver Pets
  • Piedmont Safety Training and
    Consulting
  • Rise N Shine Farms LLC
  • Carolina Enterprise Inc.
  • White Knight Contracting
  • Whites General Store
  • Shufords Heating and Air
  • Polkville Community Mart
  • Handyman at Large
  • Foothills Safety Solutions
  • Upper Cleveland Rescue Inc.
  • Shelby Rescue Inc.
  • Cleveland County EMS
  • Allen Tate Co. Inc.
  • City of Kings Mountain
  • PNC Bank
  • Carter Chevrolet Inc.
  • KD Marketing LLC
  • Gardner-Webb University
  • Helping Hands Nursing Service
  • Cleveland County
  • KLM & Associates Inc.
  • Cleveland County Rescue
    Mission
  • Nature's Barn
  • Warlick and Hamrick Insurance
  • Chiropractic Physicians of the
    Carolinas
  • MACO Incorporated
  • Clearwater Paper Corporation
  • Jackson Property Managment
    Company
  • Cleveland Vocational
    Industries Inc.
  • Metal Works Manufacturing Co.
  • Kendrion (Shelby) Inc
  • PPG Industries Fiber Glass
    Products
  • Cleveland County Economic
    Development
  • Cleveland County Chamber
  • Personnel Services Unlimited
  • KSM Castings NC Inc.
  • Cleveland Community College
  • Ultra Force Staffing Services
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