Columbia County

Columbia County is a participating Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in earning their certified status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Jul 31, 2020

Goals updated only for participating counties


of goals attained

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 152 57
Current 14 204
Transitioning 370 519
Workforce category not identified 0
Goals Actual
Employers Supporting 48 31

Columbia County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
Emerging High School 36 11 17 7 +
College 21 + 12 8 0
Current Private 149 16 66 51 16
Public 55 9 33 10 +
Transitioning Adult Education 7 + 6 0 0
Unemployed 511 61 284 144 22
Recent Veteran + 0 + 0 0
Workforce category not identified 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 780 99 419 220 42

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 Columbia County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

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  • First America / First Transit
  • Clatskanie Middle High School
  • Maybury LLC dba Sherlocks
  • Pacific Industrial Service
  • Scappoose Outfitters
  • McCormick Piling & Lumber
  • City of St Helens
  • Cardinal Services Inc -
  • Experience Works - Columbia
  • Pacific NW Works - Columbia
  • Letica Corporation
  • Armstrong World Industries
  • ADEO
  • D. R. Garrison, CPA, PC
  • Columbia Shores Construction
  • Scappoose Bay Kayaking
  • Print
  • Thanksgiving House
  • Oregon Aero Inc
  • Meadow Park Health & Specialty
    Care Center
  • Operations MC
  • St Helens Economic Development
  • St Helens Community FCU
  • Harris Transportation company,
  • South Columbia County Chamber
    of Commerce
  • Bermis PRinting & Graphics
  • Blackbird Catering, LLC
  • Acti. Dyne Marketing
  • TNW Firearms, Inc.
  • Sommers Financial Management
  • Mountain Broadcasting dba Kohi
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    Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
    Emerging 152 57
    Current 14 204
    Transitioning 370 519
    Workforce category not identified 0
    Workforce Goals Actual
    48 31

    Improved ACT NCRC

    To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
    Not Earned 3 1 0 0
    Bronze 3 0 0
    Silver 0 0
    Gold 0

    Legacy NCRC

    Bronze 8
    Silver 108
    Gold 86
    Platinum 2
    Total NCRC 204

    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 July 31, 2020 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through July 31, 2020 , 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.