McDowell County

McDowell County is a certified and maintained Work Ready Community.

Dec 2015

Maintaining (Phase 1)
Dec 2015

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Aug 31, 2017

Goals updated only for participating counties


of maintaining goals completed

McDowell County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
Emerging High School 1123 226 650 243 4 - 0
College 221 11 124 86 0 - 0
Current Private 225 20 112 93 0 - 0
Public 114 11 72 31 0 - 0
Transitioning Adult Education 19 + 14 + 0 - 0
Unemployed 1072 188 670 213 + - 0
Recent Veteran + 0 0 + 0 - 0
Workforce category not identified + 0 + 0 0 - 0
Totals 2778 459 1645 669 + - 0

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

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Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 227 1344
Current 73 339
Transitioning 516 1092
Workforce category not identified +
Goals Actual
NCRC Accepted for College Credit 1 1

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting 50
New and reaffirming employers support goal 38
New and reaffirming employers support actual 39

McDowell County

Service Delivery for ACT WorkKeys NCRC

828-659-6001 ext. 137

Participating High Schools

McDowell High School
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If you are an employer and want more information on how to access services, please contact:

Region C Workforce Development Board
828.659.6001 ext. 136

Improved ACT NCRC

To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Not Earned 7 2 0 0
Bronze 6 0 0
Silver 8 0
Gold 0

About ACT

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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.