Columbus County

Columbus County is a participating Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in earning their certified status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Apr 30, 2020

Goals updated only for participating counties

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of goals attained

Pending certification. Additional state criteria may be required.
Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 188 1351
Current 29 185
Transitioning 394 396
Workforce category not identified 31
Goals Actual
Employers Supporting 57 61

Columbus County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
Emerging High School 1179 320 633 184 42
College 172 21 89 44 18
Current Private 102 22 61 17 +
Public 83 23 47 13 0
Transitioning Adult Education 88 44 32 11 +
Unemployed 307 109 163 32 +
Recent Veteran + + 0 0 0
Workforce category not identified 31 13 12 5 +
Totals 1963 553 1037 306 67

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

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Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 188 1351
Current 29 185
Transitioning 394 396
Workforce category not identified 31
Workforce Goals Actual
57 61

Columbus County

Service Delivery for ACT WorkKeys NCRC

Cape Fear Council of Government-Workforce Development Board


Southeastern Community College-NCWorks Career Center


Columbus County Economic Development Commission


Participating High Schools

East Columbus High School

West Columbus High School

South Columbus High School

Columbus Career & College Academy Fair Bluff Campus

Whiteville High School

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If you are an employer and want more information on how to access services, please contact:

Cape Fear Council of Governments-Workforce Development Board

Improved ACT NCRC

To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Not Earned 3 1 0 0
Bronze 7 0 0
Silver 5 1
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 April 30, 2020 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through April 30, 2020 , 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.