Wayne County

Wayne County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Status History:

Certified: Apr 2015

Maintained 1: Apr 2017

Maintained 2: Oct 2018

Maintained 3: May 2019

Maintained 4: Feb 2021

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Wayne County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
Emerging High School 8396 2274 4535 1307 280
College 226 33 112 66 15
Current Private 523 114 295 99 15
Public 485 110 263 96 16
Transitioning Adult Education 63 19 29 13 +
Unemployed 1747 494 963 251 39
Recent Veteran 31 4 12 14 +
Workforce category not identified 244 131 94 17 +
Totals 11715 3179 6303 1863 370

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.

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Employers in Wayne County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

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  • Extended Hearts Home Care
  • Bright Beginning Christian
    Center Inc.
  • Carolina Overhead Doors
  • Daniels & Daniels Construction
  • Wooten Development Co
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne
    County NC
  • AP Emissions Technologies LLC
  • SPX Transformer Solutions
  • Southern Bank
  • Worrell Contracting Co Inc
  • Town of Fremont
  • Brookdale Berkeley Boulevard
  • Wayne Community College
  • E. T. Ferrell & Sons Inc
  • North Carolina Sound of
    Goldsboro LLC
  • Goldsboro Brew Works
  • Pediatric Play Therapy LLC
  • Kirlin Carolina's
  • Guilford Mills Inc Kenansville
  • Vidant Duplin Hospital
  • Hog Slat Inc
  • Tri-County Electric Membership
  • Goldsboro News Argus
  • NC Community Federal Credit
  • LaFevers Dental team
  • UniFirst Corporation
  • Goldsboro High School
  • WTS Express Inc.
  • Wayne Early Middle College
    High School
  • Spring Creek High School
  • JJ Haines & Co. Inc.
  • Mondelez / Nabisco
  • Curtis Media Group
  • PCORE Electric Company, Inc.
  • WayCo Ham Co.
  • U.S. Foam & Etch Inc.
  • Wayne County Development
  • Balfour Beatty Rail
  • Super Cast Inc.
  • Airgas
  • Town of Mt. Olive
  • Cooper Standard
  • Boling of Mount Olive
  • Red Hill Distributors
  • Wayne UNC Health Care
  • Ryerson Inc.
  • ResourceMFG
  • Mount Olive Area Chamber of
  • Jennifer's Chair Hair Salon
  • Roebuck Precision Machine
  • Rosewood High School
  • Wayne School of Engineering
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  • Turner Equipment Co. Inc.
  • Charles B. Aycock High School
  • Wayne County Public Schools
  • Hajjar Manufacturing Inc
  • Baddour Parker & Hine P.C.
  • City of Goldsboro
  • Wayne County Day Reporting
  • Uchiyama Manufacturing America
  • Park Designs
  • Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries
  • Seegars Fence Co. Inc.
  • Excell Home Fashions
  • Wayne County Department of
    Social Services
  • Goldsboro Fire Department
  • Goldsboro Family YMCA
  • Literacy Connections of Wayne
  • At Your Service
  • Southern Wayne High School
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Wayne Opportunity Center
  • Beacon Building Products
  • Benton & Sons Fabrication Inc.
  • North Carolina Manufacturing
  • General Industries
  • Case Farms Chicken
  • Communities in Schools of
    Wayne County
  • Wheeler Industries
  • Cheney Brothers
  • United Way of Wayne County
  • AAR Corp. Mobility Systems
  • US Cargo Systems
  • Holden Temporaries
  • Goldsboro Builders Supply Co.
  • Allen Grading Company Inc.
  • E.J. Pope & Son Inc.
  • REA Properties
  • Jackson & Sons Inc.
  • St. Mary School
  • Franklin Baking Company LLC
  • The Bryan Group LLC
  • Lenoir County Public Schools
  • Goldsboro Milling Company Inc.
  • Wayne County Chamber of
  • West Pharmaceuticals - Kinston
  • T.A. Loving Company
  • Lenoir Community College
  • Southco Distributing Company
  • ATLA Foods
  • Count of Wayne
  • JMA Placement, Inc.
  • Mt. Olive Pickle Company Inc.
  • Does your business support job applicants with an ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate?

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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, 2021 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through April 30, 2021 , 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.

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