Watauga County

Watauga County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to May 31, 2021

Goals updated only for participating counties

Status History:

Certified: Dec 2018

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60%

of maintaining goals completed

chart showing 60% of maintaining goals completed for the county

Watauga County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Emerging High School 889 162 425 232 70
College 88 10 36 42 0
Current Private 85 11 43 29 +
Public 65 9 43 12 +
Transitioning Adult Education 6 + 5 0 0
Unemployed 228 28 111 71 18
Recent Veteran + 0 + + 0
Workforce category not identified 35 7 15 8 5
Totals 1399 228 679 396 96

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 Watauga County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

  • Vulcan Materials Company
  • Vulcan Materials Company
  • Appalachian State University
  • The Mast General Store Inc.
  • ECS Carolinas LLP
  • Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Kirlin Carolina's
  • Tweetsie Railroad Inc.
  • Town of Blowing Rock
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Club
  • Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce
  • Boone Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Town of Beech Mountain
  • Interflex Group
  • Bayada Home Health Care
  • Tar Heel Capital Corporation dba Wendy's
    Restaurants
  • Woodgrain Millwork
  • Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation
    Center
  • Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare
  • Chetola Mountain Resort
  • High Country Council of Governments
  • Horizon Mediaworks LLC
  • Food Lion
  • North Carolina National Guard
  • NWFXpress
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