McDowell County

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

Dec 2015

Maintaining (Phase 1)
Aug 2016

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Apr 30, 2017

Goals updated only for participating counties


of maintaining goals completed

McDowell County

ACT National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
Emerging High School 1121 226 649 242 4 - 0
College 198 10 111 77 0 - 0
Current Private 220 19 108 93 0 - 0
Public 111 11 70 30 0 - 0
Transitioning Adult Education 18 + 14 + 0 - 0
Unemployed 1050 183 655 211 + - 0
Recent Veteran + 0 0 + 0 - 0
Workforce category not identified + 0 + 0 0 - 0
Totals 2722 451 1610 656 + - 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

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

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Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 227 1319
Current 73 331
Transitioning 626 1069
Totals 926 2719
Workforce category not identified +
Total NCRC 2722
Goals Actual
NCRC Accepted for College Credit 1 1

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting 56
New and reaffirming employers support goal 38
New and reaffirming employers support actual 39

McDowell County

ACT NCRC/WorkKeys Service Delivery

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 5 0 0
Silver 8 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.