Cleveland County

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

Certified
Dec 2015

Maintaining (Phase 1)
Dec 2015

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Aug 31, 2017

Goals updated only for participating counties

98%

of maintaining goals completed

Cleveland County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Not
Earned
NCRC
Plus
Emerging High School 2394 527 1419 445 + - 0
College 71 13 35 23 0 - 0
Current Private 379 62 229 86 + - 12
Public 202 40 133 29 0 - +
Transitioning Adult Education 115 23 77 15 0 - 0
Unemployed 873 195 543 134 + - 6
Recent Veteran 7 0 + 5 0 - 0
Workforce category not identified 48 9 32 7 0 - 0
Totals 4089 869 2470 744 + - 20

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

North Carolina employers in Cleveland County are recognizing the ACT WorkKeys NCRC in support of this County achieving its goals

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  • Tar Heel Capital Corporation
    dba Wendy's Restaurants
  • Cleveland County Rescue
    Mission
  • Industrial Maintenance &
    Automation
  • Council on Aging Senior Center
  • Ni Fen Bistro
  • Cleveland NC Works
  • The LeGrand Center
  • Mauney Memorial Library
  • Bernhardt Furniture Company
  • Allstate
  • LilyBean's Micro-Roasted
    Coffee
  • Duke Energy
  • Cleveland County Schools
  • KLM & Associates Inc.
  • Jackson Property Managment
    Company
  • Cleveland County Economic
    Development
  • Cleveland County Chamber
  • Cleveland Community College
  • American MTS
  • LNS Turbo Inc
  • Circle C Contractors
  • Cleared Hot Yoga
  • Kirlin Carolina's
  • Lexington Home Brands
  • 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
  • CompIS 2
  • Champion Studios
  • Citi Trends
  • Little Caesars
  • Shelby Cafe
  • Family Video
  • J & D Furniture Inc.
  • Bath&BodyWorks
  • GNC
  • Dunham's Sports
  • Wayne Witherspoon Insurance
    Agency
  • Burke's Outlet
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Logos To Go!!
  • Excite/Tech
  • Mike's Flowers & Gifts
  • Craig Barry & Poston P.A.
  • DITZ EDWARDS & BEAM
  • Kay Jewelers
  • Spake Concrete Products
  • Barnett's Restaurant
  • McNeilly Furniture
  • Sugar Hill Furniture
  • Talent Force
  • Waffle House
  • Claire's Accessories
  • Regis Salons
  • Maurices
  • Hibbett Sports
  • Rue 21
  • Belk
  • C-Squared Painting
  • Hannah's Coffee House
  • Commercial Glass
  • Folks Cleaners
  • Print
  • Willis Sandwich Shop
  • Ora Super Market
  • Brackett Insurance Agency
  • James River Equipment
  • Kings Mountain Embroidery
  • AFAB Promotions
  • Manpower
  • Greenheck Fan Corporation
  • Wellington Hamrick Precast
    Inc.
  • Seal Wire Company
  • Schletter Inc.
  • Victorian Rose
  • Ditto Consignment
  • Frady's Florist
  • Harris Funeral Home
  • Pleasant City Wood Fired
    Grille
  • Newgrass Brewing Co.
  • Dragonfly
  • 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
  • Cleveland County Rescue
    Mission
  • Nature's Barn
  • Warlick and Hamrick Insurance
  • Chiropractic Physicians of the
    Carolinas
  • MACO Incorporated
  • Clearwater Paper Corporation
  • Cleveland Vocational
    Industries Inc.
  • Metal Works Manufacturing Co.
  • Kendrion (Shelby) Inc
  • PPG Industries Fiber Glass
    Products
  • Personnel Services Unlimited
  • KSM Castings NC Inc.
  • Ultra Force Staffing Services
  • 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
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    Maintaining Goals

    Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
    Emerging 639 2465
    Current 120 581
    Transitioning 979 995
    Workforce category not identified 48
    Goals Actual
    NCRC Accepted for College Credit 1 1

    Employer Supporting Goals

    Employers supporting 138
    New and reaffirming employers support goal 102
    New and reaffirming employers support actual 66

    Cleveland County

    Service Delivery for ACT WorkKeys NCRC


    Cleveland Community College
    beamd@clevelandcc.edu
    704-669-4033

    Participating High Schools

    Crest High School
    Shelby High School
    Kings Mountain High School
    Burns High School
    Cleveland Early College High School
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    If you are an employer and want more information on how to access services, please contact:

    Cleveland Community College
    704-669-4729

    Improved ACT NCRC


    To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
    Not Earned 7 9 0 0
    Bronze 14 1 0
    Silver 7 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 August 31, 2017 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through August 31, 2017 , 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.