Cleveland County

Cleveland County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
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40%

of maintaining goals completed

Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 2489 2890
Current 615 699
Transitioning 1277 1106
Workforce category not identified 67
Goals Actual
Job Profile 3 0

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 2812 639 1592 534 47 0
College 78 15 37 26 0 0
Current Private 455 82 259 107 7 12
Public 244 56 144 40 4 +
Transitioning Adult Education 120 23 82 15 0 0
Unemployed 979 215 601 155 8 6
Recent Veteran 7 + + 5 0 0
Workforce category not identified 67 19 37 11 0 0
Totals 4762 1049 2754 893 66 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

Employers in Cleveland County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

  • 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 *

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  • 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 *
  • Talent Force *
  • Print
  • 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
  • Does your business support job applicants with an ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate?
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    ACT WorkKeys NCRCs Earned

    Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Dec 31, 2017

    Workforce
    Emerging
    (High School/College)
    2890
    Current
    (Employed Private/Public)
    699
    Transitioning
    (Adult Ed/Unemployed)
    1106
    Workforce category not identified 67
    Actual
    Job Profile 0

    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 8 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 November 30, 2018 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through November 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.