Pender County

Pender 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 165 3001
Current 16 137
Transitioning 324 298
Workforce category not identified 53
Goals Actual
Employers Supporting 53 15

Pender County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
Emerging High School 2980 682 1464 637 197
College 21 + 10 7 +
Current Private 77 15 37 21 4
Public 60 21 32 5 +
Transitioning Adult Education 9 + + 5 0
Unemployed 289 94 159 31 5
Recent Veteran 0 0 0 0 0
Workforce category not identified 53 19 15 12 7
Totals 3489 834 1720 718 217

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 Pender County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 165 3001
Current 16 137
Transitioning 324 298
Workforce category not identified 53
Workforce Goals Actual
53 15

Pender County

Service Delivery for ACT WorkKeys NCRC

Cape Fear Council of Government-Workforce Development Board


Pender County NCWorks Career Center

910-259-0240 Ext 23

Cape Fear Community College


Participating High Schools

Pender High School

Pender Early College High School

Heide Trask High School

Topsail High School

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 2 1 0 0
Bronze 0 0 0
Silver 1 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.