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Certificates Earned!

More than 5 million people in the United States have earned the ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® proving that they have the skills American employers need. Learn More.


New Hanover County

New Hanover County is a participating Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in earning their certified status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Dec 31, 2020

Goals updated only for participating counties

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74%

of goals attained

New Hanover County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Emerging High School 3360 705 1564 823 268
College 59 9 33 13 4
Current Private 215 40 110 51 14
Public 154 45 78 29 +
Transitioning Adult Education 42 12 27 + 0
Unemployed 740 204 383 133 20
Recent Veteran + 0 0 + 0
Workforce category not identified 163 40 63 36 24
Totals 4735 1055 2258 1090 332

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.

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Employers in New Hanover County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

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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 December 31, 2020 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through December 31, 2020 , 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.