McDowell County

McDowell County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Status History:

Certified: Dec 2015

Maintained 1: Sep 2017

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McDowell County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Emerging High School 1814 423 923 383 85
College 279 17 142 106 14
Current Private 264 27 127 104 6
Public 142 15 82 38 7
Transitioning Adult Education 19 + 14 + 0
Unemployed 1112 207 679 221 5
Recent Veteran + 0 0 + 0
Workforce category not identified 21 5 11 4 +
Totals 3652 697 1978 859 118

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

Supporting Colleges and Universities

These institutions in McDowell County grant college credit to enrolled students who have earned the ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® (NCRC®). Learn More

Employers in McDowell County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

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  • Hunter Auto Group
  • Daystar Machining Technologies
    Inc.
  • Ohio Electric Motors Inc
  • GF Linamar LLC
  • City Air Experts
  • Kyocera International Inc.
  • Mountain Area Health Education
    Center
  • Wilsonart LLC
  • YMCA of Western North Carolina
  • Countryside BBQ LLC
  • Hook & Anchor Family Seafood
  • Ethan Allen
  • Mc Dowell Cornerstone Cu
  • IPDC
  • Ben Patton Land Surveying PLLC
  • Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Kirlin Carolina's
  • Zaxbys
  • G.E.M. Constructors
  • Tar Heel Capital Corporation
    dba Wendy's Restaurants
  • ComServ Inc
  • Duke Energy
  • Pilot Flying J
  • K-21 Corporation of Marion
  • TalentForce
  • Charter Communications
  • Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park
    Marion NC
  • Community Action Opportunities
  • Mcdowell
  • McDowell County Schools
  • McDowell Hospital
  • Crooked Door Coffee House Inc.
  • Books By Steve Little
  • Aflac
  • Catawba Valley Staffing
  • Little and Lattimore P.A.
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  • Bagwell Insurance Agency Inc
  • Joanne Howle Realty
  • Asta Family Enterprisers LLC
    Dba Lightning Lanes
  • WBRM Inc
  • Morrow Insurance Agency Inc.
  • Hook and Anchor
  • Countryside BBQ
  • Baldor
  • Master's Hand Print
  • Rutherford Polk McDowell
    Health District
  • Marion Business Association
  • Killough's Music & Loan Inc
  • Sharon L. Parker pA
  • McDowell County
  • IAC
  • Coats North America
  • South McDowell Quarry
  • McDowell Cornerstone Credit
    Union
  • McDowell Technical Community
    College
  • Columbia Forest Products
  • Freedom Life Ministries
  • City of Marion
  • Foothills Industries of
    McDowell County Inc.
  • Key Gas Components
  • Metal Industries Inc.
  • Haldex Brake Products
    Corporation
  • McDowell Chamber of Commerce
  • CarePartners Hospice and
    Palliative Care McDowell
  • SPENCER'S HARDWARE
  • YMCA of Western North Carolina
  • ahaynes
  • Crane Co.
  • Janesville Acoustics
  • Manpower
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • RockTenn
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