Wilkes County

Wilkes County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.

Dec 2016

Maintaining (Phase 1)
Feb 2017

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Apr 30, 2017

Goals updated only for participating counties


of maintaining goals completed

Wilkes County

ACT National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
Emerging High School 2122 313 1322 481 6 - 0
College 40 10 23 7 0 - 0
Current Private 88 24 42 22 0 - 0
Public 92 25 55 12 0 - 0
Transitioning Adult Education 31 6 21 4 0 - 0
Unemployed 503 124 297 82 0 - 0
Recent Veteran 4 + 0 + 0 - 0
Workforce category not identified 66 11 40 15 0 - 0
Totals 2946 515 1800 625 + - 0

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.

+ Value less than 4

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Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 418 2162
Current 66 180
Transitioning 857 538
Totals 1341 2880
Workforce category not identified 66
Total NCRC 2946
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 50 11

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting 87
New and reaffirming employers support goal 68
New and reaffirming employers support actual 26

Wilkes County

ACT NCRC/WorkKeys Service Delivery

Wilkes Community College
Wilkes EDC

Participating High Schools

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Wilkes EDC

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® 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 April 30, 2017 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through April 30, 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.