Wilkes County

Wilkes County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Jan 31, 2019

Goals updated only for participating counties

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93%

of maintaining goals completed

Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 418 3028
Current 66 258
Transitioning 653 723
Workforce category not identified 125
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

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Emerging High School 2982 539 1653 672 118
College 46 10 28 8 0
Current Private 131 34 60 33 4
Public 127 37 75 + +
Transitioning Adult Education 43 9 26 + +
Unemployed 676 178 363 124 11
Recent Veteran 4 + + + 0
Workforce category not identified 125 38 60 + +
Totals 4134 847 2265 883 139

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 *

* 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
  • Print
  • 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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    Maintaining Goals

    Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
    Emerging 418 3028
    Current 66 258
    Transitioning 653 723
    Workforce category not identified 125
    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 January 31, 2019 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through January 31, 2019 , 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.