Gaston County

Gaston County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Jun 30, 2021

Goals updated only for participating counties

Status History:

Certified: Aug 2015

Official ACT Work Ready Communities Certified badge superscript of a grey circle with the letter I in the middle of it

60%

of maintaining goals completed

chart showing 60% of maintaining goals completed for the county

Gaston County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
NCRC
Plus
Emerging High School 7867 1985 4012 1538 332 0
College 103 20 54 25 4 +
Current Private 913 171 509 213 20 19
Public 528 135 308 77 8 22
Transitioning Adult Education 323 78 199 40 6 0
Unemployed 2084 509 1260 302 13 20
Recent Veteran 14 + 9 + 0 0
Workforce category not identified 199 25 60 50 64 0
Totals 12031 2925 6411 2248 447 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.

+ Value less than 4

Employers in Gaston County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

  • City Air Experts
  • Wayne Brothers Inc.
  • Great Wolf Lodge Concord
  • Eaton
  • 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
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  • City Air Experts
  • Wayne Brothers Inc.
  • Great Wolf Lodge Concord
  • Eaton
  • 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
  • Personnel Services Unlimited
  • 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
  • Innovative Glass of America
    Inc
  • Greater Gaston Development
    Corporation
  • Ewing Insurance Agency
  • Integrated Staffing Solutions
  • Carolina Trust Bank
  • BBSI
  • Community One Bank
  • 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
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  • City of Cherryville - Police
    Department
  • Gaston Literacy Council
  • Red Valve/TideFlex
    Technologies Inc
  • Aerotek
  • Rochling Engineering Plastics
  • Choice USA Beverage
  • Goodwill Industries of the
    Southern Piedmont
  • Pepsi Beverages Company
  • Energy Wise Solutions Inc.
  • Gaston Christian School
  • ImageMark Business Services
  • Cottage Keepers
  • Carey Roberts Design
  • Lyerly Agency
  • Chronicle Mill Land
  • School Resources
  • Gaston County
  • Holy Angels
  • Aldrich CFO Services
  • NB Technology
  • ClearBrook Advisory Services
  • City of Belmont
  • Gaston Arts Council
  • Town of Cramerton
  • Cherryville Animal Hospital
  • Beam Construction
  • Muddy River Distillery
  • 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
  • Hester and Payseur PLLC
  • Creative Travel Inc
  • George W. Stowe Insurance
    Agency
  • Houser Drug Company
  • Gaston County Family YMCA
  • Gaston Day School
  • Staffmark
  • City of Mount Holly
  • Mount Holly Police Department
  • 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
  • NC Works Career Center -
    Gaston
  • Creative Solutions Special
    Events
  • Gaston County Economic
    Development Commission
  • The Cognitive Connection
  • Cutting Edge Fabrication
  • Pinnix General Contractors
  • Beverly Knits
  • Creative Ticking
  • Affinia Group Wix Filtration
    Corp
  • Gaston College
  • City of Gastonia Fire
    Department
  • Dole Fresh Vegetables
  • Chemtura Corporation
  • Firestone Fibers and Textiles
  • Montcross Area Chamber of
    Commerce
  • Gaston Regional Chamber
  • Ultra Force Staffing Services
  • Michael Lopez and Anders PLLC
  • Gaston County Schools
  • LRM Education Consultants Inc
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