Wilkes County

Wilkes County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Aug 31, 2020

Goals updated only for participating counties

Status History:

Certified: Dec 2016

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93%

of maintaining goals completed

chart showing percentage of maintaining goals completed for the county

Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging green check mark 418 3803
Current green check mark 66 181
Transitioning green check mark 653 657
Workforce category not identified 134
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 50 14

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting
superscript of grey circle with letter I New and reaffirming employers support goal 68
superscript of grey circle with letter I New and reaffirming employers support actual 50

Wilkes County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Emerging High School 3755 738 1924 863 230
College 48 10 28 8 +
Current Private 85 18 40 24 +
Public 96 23 56 17 0
Transitioning Adult Education 44 9 27 5 +
Unemployed 608 154 330 110 14
Recent Veteran 5 + 0 + 0
Workforce category not identified 134 39 64 26 5
Totals 4775 994 2469 1055 257

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

  • 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
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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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  • Lydall Thermal/Acoustical Inc.
  • Lowe's Wilkesboro CSC
  • MECI & Associates Inc.
  • Carolina West Wireless
  • Shew Electric Inc.
  • InfusionPoints
  • Goodnight Brothers Country Ham
  • Meadows Mills Inc.
  • Goodwill Industries of
    Northwest NC
  • EnergyUnited
  • Carolina Farm Credit
  • Gardner Glass Products, Inc.
  • Revient LLC
  • Southern Candle
  • Elephant Structures LLC
  • Division of Workforce
    Solutions
  • Appalachian Region Healthcare
    System
  • Miller Bee Supply Inc.
  • Carolina Heritage Cabinetry
  • Hospitality Mints LLC
  • Appalachian Regional Library
  • Go NC
  • The Insurance Place
  • Blue Skies Hypnosis Center
  • Goodwill Career Connections
  • Ashe Memorial Hospital
  • LifeStore Bank & LifeStore
    Insurance
  • JELD-WEN Composites North
    WIlkesboro
  • Wilkes Community College
  • Wilkes Chamber of Commerce
  • Wilkes Communications /
    RiverStreet Networks
  • Wilkes County Veterans SVC
    Office
  • B. Lovette Family LLC dba
    Foothills Auto Spa
  • State Employees Credit Union
  • Wilkes Communications
  • Town Of Wilkesboro
  • Horace Mann Insurance
  • County of Wilkes
  • Cubic Design Group P.C.
  • LP Building Products
  • Settle cattle company
  • Town of North Wilkesboro
  • Wilkes County Schools
  • Wilkes Economic Development
    Corporation
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