Watauga County

Watauga County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Nov 30, 2019

Goals updated only for participating counties


Status History:

Certified: Dec 2018

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65%

of maintaining goals completed

Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 193 890
Current 80 136
Transitioning 374 232
Workforce category not identified 9
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 16 3

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting 90
New and reaffirming employers support goal 82
New and reaffirming employers support actual 2

Watauga County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Emerging High School 802 146 391 218 47
College 88 10 36 42 0
Current Private 78 9 41 28 0
Public 58 7 39 11 +
Transitioning Adult Education 6 + 5 0 0
Unemployed 223 26 110 70 17
Recent Veteran + 0 + + 0
Workforce category not identified 9 4 + + 0
Totals 1267 203 625 374 65

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.

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 *

* Pending re-affirmation

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Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 193 890
Current 80 136
Transitioning 374 232
Workforce category not identified 9
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 16 3

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting 90
New and reaffirming employers support goal 82
New and reaffirming employers support actual 2

Watauga County

Service Delivery for ACT WorkKeys NCRC


Participating High Schools

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

Watauga County Office of Economic Development
828-264-3082

Improved ACT NCRC


To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Not Earned 1 0 0 0
Bronze 1 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 November 30, 2019 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through November 30, 2019 , 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.


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