Rutherford County

Rutherford County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Jul 31, 2018

Goals updated only for participating counties

91%

of maintaining goals completed

Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 426 2279
Current 65 510
Transitioning 713 787
Workforce category not identified 76
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 54 27

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting
New and reaffirming employers support goal 68
New and reaffirming employers support actual 18

Rutherford County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
NCRC
Plus
Emerging High School 2171 550 1186 361 74 0
College 108 + 57 42 + +
Current Private 366 69 202 87 8 10
Public 144 49 79 16 0 +
Transitioning Adult Education 33 + 24 5 + 0
Unemployed 751 205 438 104 4 5
Recent Veteran + + + + 0 0
Workforce category not identified 76 21 45 10 0 0
Totals 3652 905 2032 627 88 18

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 Rutherford County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

  • Fountain Electric Services
  • IPDC
  • Kirlin Carolina's
  • Plastic Packaging Inc. *
  • Tar Heel Capital Corporation dba Wendy's
    Restaurants
  • WestRock *
  • Parker Hannifin *
  • Meritor *
  • Horn's Tire & Auto Inc *
  • Greenhill Store *
  • Farmers Furniture *
  • Odom engineering PLLC *
  • Tri-City Concrete Inc. *
  • Go-Forth Services Inc. *
  • Isothermal Textile Services *
  • Cuttin Up On Mane Street *
  • Cozy Fleece LLC *
  • NC Farm Bureau *
  • North State Gas Service Inc *
  • Friendship Nissan Chrysler Jeep Dodge
    Ram *
  • Ace Equipment Sales & Service *
  • M & W *
  • Chimney Rock Management LLC *
  • The Lake Lure Inn & Spa *
  • Lake Lure Tours *

* Pending re-affirmation

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  • Fountain Electric Services
  • IPDC
  • Kirlin Carolina's
  • Plastic Packaging Inc.
  • Tar Heel Capital Corporation
    dba Wendy's Restaurants
  • WestRock *
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Meritor
  • Horn's Tire & Auto Inc *
  • Greenhill Store *
  • Farmers Furniture *
  • Odom engineering PLLC *
  • Tri-City Concrete Inc. *
  • Go-Forth Services Inc. *
  • Isothermal Textile Services *
  • Cuttin Up On Mane Street *
  • Cozy Fleece LLC *
  • NC Farm Bureau *
  • North State Gas Service Inc *
  • Friendship Nissan Chrysler
    Jeep Dodge Ram *
  • Ace Equipment Sales & Service *
  • M & W *
  • Chimney Rock Management LLC *
  • The Lake Lure Inn & Spa *
  • Lake Lure Tours *
  • Blue Ridge Design *
  • The Firehouse Inn *
  • Rutherford County Tourism
    Development Authority *
  • Tryon Resort
  • Timken
  • Horsehead Metal Products LLC
  • Eaton
  • Deer Valley Farm *
  • City Computer *
  • Lakeside Mills Inc. *
  • iAuto Inc. *
  • Kidsenses Inc. *
  • Express Car Wash *
  • Pisgah Legal Services *
  • Main Street Coffee & Ice Cream *
  • Hills Hardware *
  • South Mountian Christian Camp *
  • Personnel Services Unlimited *
  • JM Construction-nc Inc *
  • Print
  • UNIVERSAL FINANCE INC *
  • StaffMasters
  • Century 21 First Realty Inc. *
  • NC Vocational Rehabiliation *
  • Trelleborg Coated Systems US
    Inc
  • Alliance Precision Plastics *
  • McNair Educational Foundation *
  • Rutherford County Schools *
  • Fat Tracys *
  • Broad River Water Authority *
  • Blue Ridge Excavating *
  • Associated Printing & Services
    Inc *
  • Northland Communications *
  • Mike's Auto Sales Inc *
  • Joyful Home Family Care *
  • Bright's Lawn Service *
  • Isothermal Broadcasting Inc *
  • Thomas Jefferson Classical
    Academy
  • Smith Drugs of Forest City *
  • Frame House Gallery *
  • King Law Offices PLLC *
  • Jake Morse Agency *
  • 4 Seasons Homes and Land *
  • The Twisted Pear *
  • Odean Keever & Associates *
  • MyoBalancing : Muscular
    Therapy *
  • Rutherford County Chamber of
    Commerce *
  • Blue Ridge Cabinetry *
  • Bonita Pioneer *
  • Robbin Brick & Block *
  • The Daily Courier *
  • Robert Greene Real Estate Inc *
  • The Real Estate Plae *
  • Abercrombie Textiles LLC *
  • Touchstone Fine Cabinetry *
  • Town of Rutherfordton *
  • Isothermal Community College
  • Duke Energy *
  • Personnel Services Unlimited
  • Isothermal Planning and
    Development Commission *
  • Isothermal Planning and
    Development Commission
  • Rutherford Polk McDowell
    Health District
  • Ultra Force Staffing Services
  • Wilkes Communications /
    RiverStreet Networks
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    Maintaining Goals

    Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
    Emerging 426 2279
    Current 65 510
    Transitioning 713 787
    Workforce category not identified 76
    Goals Actual
    Improved Certificates 54 27

    Employer Supporting Goals

    Employers supporting 76
    New and reaffirming employers support goal 68
    New and reaffirming employers support actual 18

    Improved ACT NCRC


    To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
    Not Earned 8 4 1 0
    Bronze 7 2 0
    Silver 5 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 July 31, 2018 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through July 31, 2018 , 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.