Wilkes County

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

Dec 2016

Maintaining (Phase 1)
Dec 2016

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Aug 31, 2017

Goals updated only for participating counties


of maintaining goals completed

Wilkes County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
Emerging High School 2122 313 1322 481 6 - 0
College 44 10 27 7 0 - 0
Current Private 91 24 45 22 0 - 0
Public 94 25 57 12 0 - 0
Transitioning Adult Education 31 6 21 4 0 - 0
Unemployed 522 132 307 83 0 - 0
Recent Veteran 4 + 0 + 0 - 0
Workforce category not identified 66 11 40 15 0 - 0
Totals 2974 523 1819 626 + - 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.

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Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 418 2166
Current 66 185
Transitioning 653 557
Workforce category not identified 66
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 50 11

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting 80
New and reaffirming employers support goal 68
New and reaffirming employers support actual 26

Wilkes County

Service Delivery for ACT WorkKeys NCRC

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

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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 August 31, 2017 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through August 31, 2017 , 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.