Wilkes County

Wilkes County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Nov 30, 2018

Goals updated only for participating counties

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93%

of maintaining goals completed

Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 418 2640
Current 66 229
Transitioning 653 686
Workforce category not identified 99
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 50 11

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting
New and reaffirming employers support goal 68
New and reaffirming employers support actual 45

Wilkes County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
NCRC
Plus
Emerging High School 2595 436 1522 580 57 0
College 45 10 28 7 0 0
Current Private 118 + 57 30 + 0
Public 111 30 66 + + 0
Transitioning Adult Education 37 7 25 5 0 0
Unemployed 645 169 353 116 7 0
Recent Veteran 4 + + + 0 0
Workforce category not identified 99 29 49 + + 0
Totals 3654 712 2100 774 68 0

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 Wilkes County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

* Pending re-affirmation

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  • Vulcan Materials Company
  • Vulcan Materials Company
  • Kirlin Carolina's
  • Sundry Works Group Inc
  • QSI Sanitation
  • Fredom Auto LLC
  • Wilkes Developmental Day
    School
  • Wilkes Journal Patriot
  • Copper Barrel
  • Tipton's BBQ
  • Empire Chevrolet Buick
  • Empire Chrysler Dodge Jeep
  • B & R Services
  • Brock and Scott
  • Holly Mountain Enterprises
  • Brushy Mountain Bee Farm
  • Carolina Realty
  • Gems Knitting Specialities
  • Koto's Japanese Restaurant
  • Wilkes County Health
    Department
  • Jimmie Johnson Heating and Air
  • The Northwest Company
  • ECMD Inc.
  • Interflex Group
  • Randy Miller Lumber Company
  • Hinson and Hale Medical
    Technologies
  • Johnston Casuals
  • Team Nurse
  • Foothills Sanitation
  • U.S. Cellular
  • Wilkes Transportation
    Authority
  • Screen Printers Unlimited
  • Church and Church Lumber
  • Blue Ridge Opportunity
    Commission
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • Suncrest Farms Country Ham
  • Talent Force
  • US Chemical Storage
  • David's Car Care Center Inc.
  • Tar Heel Capital Corporation
    dba Wendy's Restaurants
  • Worldwide Protective Products
  • Jenkins Millwork
  • Glenbridge Health and
    Rehabilitation Center
  • Chetola Mountain Resort
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    Maintaining Goals

    Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
    Emerging 418 2640
    Current 66 229
    Transitioning 653 686
    Workforce category not identified 99
    Goals Actual
    Improved Certificates 50 11

    Employer Supporting Goals

    Employers supporting 82
    New and reaffirming employers support goal 68
    New and reaffirming employers support actual 45

    Wilkes County

    Service Delivery for ACT WorkKeys NCRC


    Wilkes Community College
    cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu
    336-838-6230
    Wilkes EDC
    rhamby@wilkesedc.com
    336-838-1402

    Participating High Schools

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

    Wilkes EDC
    336-838-1402

    Improved ACT NCRC


    To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
    Not Earned 3 0 0 0
    Bronze 5 0 0
    Silver 3 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, 2018 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through November 30, 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.