Wake County

Wake County is a participating county that is actively engaged in earning their certified status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Mar 31, 2017

Goals updated only for participating counties

Wake County


of goals attained

Wake County

ACT National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
Emerging High School 11988 1588 6195 4077 128 - 0
College 490 47 212 226 5 - 0
Current Private 888 135 472 271 10 - +
Public 662 150 396 113 + - +
Transitioning Adult Education 140 27 97 16 0 - 0
Unemployed 1870 430 1094 341 5 - 0
Recent Veteran 10 + 7 + 0 - 0
Workforce category not identified 22 4 14 4 0 - 0
Totals 16070 2382 8487 5050 + - +

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.

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Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 617 12478
Current 223 1550
Transitioning 1999 2020
Totals 2839 16048
Workforce category not identified 22
Total NCRC 16070
Goals Actual
Employers Supporting 298 99

Improved ACT NCRC

To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Not Earned 34 24 0 0
Bronze 14 0 0
Silver 15 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 March 31, 2017 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through March 31, 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.