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 Apr 30, 2020

Goals updated only for participating counties

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of goals attained

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 288 3321
Current 54 361
Transitioning 1039 767
Workforce category not identified 80
Goals Actual
Employers Supporting 186 39

New Hanover County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
Emerging High School 3262 692 1531 793 246
College 59 9 33 13 4
Current Private 209 37 109 50 13
Public 152 44 77 29 +
Transitioning Adult Education 42 12 27 + 0
Unemployed 723 199 377 129 18
Recent Veteran + 0 0 + 0
Workforce category not identified 80 24 37 16 +
Totals 4529 1017 2191 1035 286

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

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

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Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 288 3321
Current 54 361
Transitioning 1039 767
Workforce category not identified 80
Workforce Goals Actual
186 39

New Hanover County

Service Delivery for ACT WorkKeys NCRC

Cape Fear Council of Government-Workforce Development Board


New Hanover County NCWorks Career Center

910-251-5777 Ext 229

Cape Fear Community College-HRD


Participating High Schools

New Hanover High School

John T. Hoggard High School

Isaac Bear Early College High School

Eugene Ashley High School

Emsley A. Laney High School

Wilmington Early College High School

SEA-Tech High School

Cape Fear Academy

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

Cape Fear Workforce Development Board

Improved ACT NCRC

To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Not Earned 14 1 2 0
Bronze 20 0 0
Silver 6 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® 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 April 30, 2020 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through April 30, 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.