Columbus County

Columbus County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Mar 31, 2021

Goals updated only for participating counties

Status History:

Certified: Sep 2020

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Columbus County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
Emerging High School 1371 403 696 209 63
College 173 22 89 44 18
Current Private 108 23 64 19 +
Public 85 24 47 14 0
Transitioning Adult Education 94 47 34 11 +
Unemployed 309 109 164 33 +
Recent Veteran + + 0 0 0
Workforce category not identified 32 13 13 5 +
Totals 2173 642 1107 335 89

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 Columbus County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

  • City Air Experts
  • Eckerd Connects
  • Cartrette Companies
  • Xtreme Wireless
  • Inspire Creative Studios
  • Zaxby's Chicken Fingers & Buffalo Wings
  • Whiteville Fabrics
  • Gann Memorials
  • Agri-Industrial Supply Co
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Southern Tire Pros
  • Pawn South Whiteville
  • Powell & Powell Attorneys at Law
  • Council Tool Co
  • J S Mann's
  • Pace Health Network LLC
  • Thompson Price Scott Adams-Co
  • CresCom Bank
  • G & G Healthcare PC
  • NC Farm Bureau Insurance
  • Prince Law Firm PLLC
  • Williamson Walton & Scott LLP
  • Edward Jones - Financial Advisor:
    Jamille Gore
  • Mary Jo Williamson - State Farm
    Insurance Agent
  • Carolinas Vintage
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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 March 31, 2021 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through March 31, 2021 , 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.