Gaston County

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

Certified
Aug 2015

Maintaining (Phase 1)
Aug 2015

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Aug 31, 2017

Goals updated only for participating counties

93%

of maintaining goals completed

Gaston 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 5180 1136 3043 983 18 - 0
College 93 20 53 20 0 - +
Current Private 791 146 467 177 + - 19
Public 454 115 283 56 0 - 22
Transitioning Adult Education 298 67 192 38 + - 0
Unemployed 2066 507 1260 297 + - 20
Recent Veteran 16 + 9 4 0 - 0
Workforce category not identified 31 7 20 4 0 - 0
Totals 8929 2001 5327 1579 + - 62

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.

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

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  • Innovative Glass of America
    Inc
  • Greater Gaston Development
    Corporation
  • Integrated Staffing Solutions
  • Aerotek
  • Choice USA Beverage
  • Lyerly Agency
  • Aldrich CFO Services
  • Muddy River Distillery
  • Hester and Payseur PLLC
  • Gaston Day School
  • City of Mount Holly
  • Mount Holly Police Department
  • NC Works Career Center -
    Gaston
  • Beverly Knits
  • Chemtura Corporation
  • Montcross Area Chamber of
    Commerce
  • Gaston Regional Chamber
  • LRM Education Consultants Inc
  • LNS Turbo Inc
  • ProStaffing *
  • Two Hawk Workforce Servicews *
  • Lanxess Corporation *
  • Productive Tool Corporation *
  • Innovative Glass of America *
  • Texas Engineering and Sales *
  • Kirlin Carolina's
  • Cornell Cookson *
  • Pharr Yarns *
  • Mann and Hummel Filtration
    Technology *
  • Gastonia Plumbing and Heating
    Company Inc *
  • Gaston Together *
  • ABM Industrial and
    Manufacturing *
  • FMC Lithium *
  • Express Employment
    Professionals *
  • Stress Free Home Care Corp. *
  • Hegedus Law Firm PLLC *
  • Carolina Specialty Transport *
  • Tire Cord USA *
  • Gastonia Home Security *
  • PSNC Energy
  • All American Relocation
  • ComServ Inc
  • EnergyUnited
  • Personnel Services Unlimited
  • StaffMasters
  • GoodWork Staffing a division
    of Goodwill Industries of the
    Southern Piedmont
  • First Legacy CCU *
  • Sheffield Insurance Agency *
  • Provision Learning Center *
  • City of Lowell *
  • Carolina Orthopedic and Sports
    Medicine Center *
  • WCI Incorporated *
  • Girl Scouts Carolinas - Peaks
    to Piedmont *
  • Earl Tindol Ford *
  • Car Fare Incorporated *
  • West End Hardware *
  • Carolina Brush *
  • Mancan Staffing *
  • 321 Equipment Company *
  • Dixon Quick Coupling *
  • CaroMont Health *
  • Gaston Together *
  • Duke Energy *
  • The Support Center *
  • N2 Publishing *
  • Tijuana Flats *
  • Custon Building Systems *
  • PSNC Energy *
  • Carolina Care Center *
  • Fleetnet America *
  • R & R Powder Coating *
  • Pacor Inc *
  • Coleman Auto Body Repair *
  • Town of Dallas *
  • Ewing Insurance Agency *
  • Carolina Trust Bank *
  • BBSI *
  • Community One Bank *
  • Print
  • Park Sterling Bank *
  • Charlotte Paint Company *
  • Alliance Bank and Trust *
  • Gastonia Grizzlies *
  • Owens Corning *
  • Brooks Insurance *
  • International Minute Press *
  • FAIST ChemTec *
  • Watson Insurance Agency Inc *
  • City of Gastonia *
  • Freightliner Daimler Parts
    Plant *
  • Personnel Services Unlimited *
  • City of Cherryville - Police
    Department *
  • Gaston Literacy Council *
  • Red Valve/TideFlex
    Technologies Inc *
  • Rochling Engineering Plastics *
  • Goodwill Industries of the
    Southern Piedmont *
  • Pepsi Beverages Company *
  • Energy Wise Solutions Inc. *
  • Gaston Christian School *
  • ImageMark Business Services *
  • Cottage Keepers *
  • Carey Roberts Design *
  • Chronicle Mill Land *
  • School Resources *
  • Gaston County *
  • Holy Angels *
  • NB Technology *
  • ClearBrook Advisory Services *
  • City of Belmont *
  • Gaston Arts Council *
  • Town of Cramerton *
  • Cherryville Animal Hospital *
  • Beam Construction *
  • Town of Stanley *
  • Modern Polymers Inc *
  • Keystone Powdered Metal
    Company *
  • Cherryville Primary Care *
  • Farris Fab and Machine Inc *
  • The Teacher's Box *
  • New York Life Insurance *
  • Gastonia Sheet Metal *
  • Home Instead Senior Care *
  • Gaston Skills Inc *
  • Carolina Federal Credit Union *
  • City of Cherryville - Fire
    Department *
  • City of Cherryville *
  • Belmont Chiropractic Center *
  • Barbara's Bookkeeping *
  • Creative Travel Inc *
  • George W. Stowe Insurance
    Agency *
  • Houser Drug Company *
  • Gaston County Family YMCA *
  • Staffmark *
  • William K. Gary and Associates
    Inc *
  • Rhino Wealth Management *
  • Scott Farmer Properties *
  • James Ford Lawn Care Inc *
  • Benson Funeral and Cremation
    Services LLC *
  • Jacobs Financial Group *
  • American & Efird *
  • Stabilus *
  • Gaston Workforce Developmen t
    Board *
  • Creative Solutions Special
    Events *
  • Gaston County Economic
    Development Commission *
  • The Cognitive Connection *
  • Cutting Edge Fabrication *
  • Pinnix General Contractors *
  • Creative Ticking *
  • Affinia Group Wix Filtration
    Corp *
  • Gaston College *
  • City of Gastonia Fire
    Department *
  • Dole Fresh Vegetables *
  • Firestone Fibers and Textiles *
  • Ultra Force Staffing Services
  • Michael Lopez and Anders PLLC *
  • Gaston County Schools *
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    Maintaining Goals

    Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
    Emerging 742 5273
    Current 155 1245
    Transitioning 2311 2380
    Workforce category not identified 31
    Goals Actual
    Improved Certificates 236 140

    Employer Supporting Goals

    Employers supporting 130
    New and reaffirming employers support goal 104
    New and reaffirming employers support actual 56

    Improved ACT NCRC


    To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
    Not Earned 45 14 0 0
    Bronze 58 3 0
    Silver 20 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.