Jones County

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

Certified
Aug 2015

Maintaining (Phase 1)
Aug 2016

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Apr 30, 2017

Goals updated only for participating counties

88%

of maintaining goals completed

Jones County

ACT National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Not
Earned
NCRC
Plus
Emerging High School 196 41 131 24 0 - 0
College 19 + 13 5 0 - 0
Current Private 58 10 37 11 0 - 0
Public 28 5 22 + 0 - 0
Transitioning Adult Education 7 + 5 + 0 - 0
Unemployed 121 37 70 14 0 - 0
Recent Veteran 0 0 0 0 0 - 0
Workforce category not identified 23 + 14 6 0 - 0
Totals 452 98 292 62 0 - 0

The table above is a detailed breakdown of the same NCRC data presented in the upper right box on this page and represents NCRCs earned or improved throughout the community. All NCRC data is updated monthly.

+ Value less than 4

Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 55 215
Current 21 86
Transitioning 150 128
Totals 226 429
Workforce category not identified 23
Total NCRC 452
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 9 23

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting 21
New and reaffirming employers support goal 14
New and reaffirming employers support actual 9

Improved ACT NCRC


To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Not Earned 6 3 0 0
Bronze 14 0 0
Silver 0 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® 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 National Career Readiness Certificates.


State and national NCRC data runs from January 2006 through April 30, 2017 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through April 30, 2017 , while national job profile data reaches back to 1993. Again, please note that county-level 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.