Charleston County

Charleston County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Jul 31, 2018

Goals updated only for participating counties

88%

of maintaining goals completed

Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 997 7043
Current 211 1902
Transitioning 2767 5524
Workforce category not identified 96
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 434 400

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting
New and reaffirming employers support goal 290
New and reaffirming employers support actual 14

Charleston County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
NCRC
Plus
Emerging High School 6853 1375 3338 2073 67 13
College 190 26 130 30 4 8
Current Private 1270 237 677 273 83 42
Public 632 159 394 72 7 35
Transitioning Adult Education 2097 765 1164 + + 33
Unemployed 3363 747 1948 571 97 89
Recent Veteran 64 + 34 21 + +
Workforce category not identified 96 28 51 17 0 +
Totals 14565 3344 7736 3222 263 223

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 Charleston County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston
    Airport Hotel & Convention Center
  • Borden Dairy *
  • Staff Authority LLC *
  • Classic Marble *
  • Once Upon A Child *
  • A-1 Discount Mobile Home Service *
  • Sign It Quick *
  • Cannon's Automotive *
  • Grady's Automotive Upholestry *
  • Charleston Import Automotive *
  • Gorilla Fabrication *
  • Penhall Company *
  • MSI Viking Gage *
  • American Sail Inc. *
  • Job Corps *
  • Gutter Guard *
  • Carolina Communications Services *
  • ELDECO *
  • ASC Construction Equipment USA Inc. *
  • Northwoods Mall *
  • Charleston Adult Education *
  • West Ashley Veterinary Clinic *
  • Loving & Learning Educational Centers *
  • St. Andrews PSD *
  • Hobby Town USA *

* Pending re-affirmation

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  • Embassy Suites by Hilton
    Charleston Airport Hotel &
    Convention Center
  • Borden Dairy *
  • Staff Authority LLC *
  • Classic Marble *
  • Once Upon A Child *
  • A-1 Discount Mobile Home
    Service *
  • Sign It Quick *
  • Cannon's Automotive *
  • Grady's Automotive Upholestry *
  • Charleston Import Automotive *
  • Gorilla Fabrication *
  • Penhall Company *
  • MSI Viking Gage *
  • American Sail Inc. *
  • Job Corps *
  • Gutter Guard *
  • Carolina Communications
    Services *
  • ELDECO *
  • ASC Construction Equipment USA
    Inc. *
  • Northwoods Mall *
  • Charleston Adult Education *
  • West Ashley Veterinary Clinic *
  • Loving & Learning Educational
    Centers *
  • St. Andrews PSD *
  • Hobby Town USA *
  • B.A.S.S. Security Systems *
  • Best Buy *
  • Mobil 1 Lube Express *
  • TRANSDEV *
  • PST Productivity Solutions &
    Training *
  • ADI Global Distribution *
  • Planet Charleston *
  • Sears *
  • Chick-Fil-A *
  • Old Navy Outlet *
  • Polo Ralph Lauren *
  • H & M *
  • Tommy Hilfiger *
  • American Eagle Outfitter *
  • Ashley Furniture *
  • Banana Republic *
  • Saks Off 5th *
  • Vet Center *
  • Baker Distributing *
  • United Refrigeration *
  • Pep Boys *
  • T&T Sportsman's Shop *
  • ABC Medical LLC *
  • Rimtyme Custom Wheels *
  • Spherion *
  • Able Iron Works Inc. *
  • Rescare Home Care *
  • Speedweell Weather *
  • Charleston Area Regional
    Transportation Authority *
  • Dollar Tree *
  • Sam's Club *
  • Guess Factory *
  • Coach *
  • Gap Outlet *
  • Books A Million *
  • Bath and Body Works *
  • Rack Room Shoes *
  • Amy's Hallmark *
  • Aeropostale *
  • Zales *
  • Industrial Container Services *
  • NCO Financial Systems *
  • Meridian Metals *
  • AGM Imports *
  • LS3P Associates Ltd. *
  • Davis Supply *
  • South Carolina Legal Services *
  • Chucktown Seafood & Cafe *
  • RTR Incorporated *
  • Citrus Fresh Carpet Cleaning
    Inc. *
  • Carolina Funeral Services *
  • Ross Printing *
  • C.R. Hipp Construction *
  • iQor *
  • JQH Hotels *
  • CP&P Concrete Pipe & Precast
    LL *
  • Bluechoice Health Plan
    Medicaid *
  • Tidelands Bank *
  • CT Lowndes & Company *
  • Brantley Construction Co. *
  • Charleston Steel & Metal *
  • Hammes Staffing Services *
  • O'Charleys *
  • Home Depot *
  • Tractor Supply Co. *
  • Knights Companies *
  • Appraisal Services of SC Inc *
  • South Carolina Manufacturing
    Extention Partnership (SCMEP) *
  • Argos USA *
  • McDonalds *
  • ReadySC Boeing Project *
  • Ready SC Charleston Projects *
  • Charleston County Department
    of Social Services *
  • Berlin's Resturant Supply Inc. *
  • Addus Home Care *
  • ALSCO *
  • Alternative Staffing *
  • Chipton Ross *
  • BES Design/Build *
  • Flooring Services Inc. *
  • Charleston Lanehart Electric *
  • Charleston Wholesale Florist *
  • H&R Block - Charleston
    District *
  • Ostrom Painting and
    Sandblasting Company *
  • McAlister-Smith Funeral Home *
  • Plugs Appliance Center *
  • Caliber Collison *
  • Pier 1 Imports *
  • Star Motor Service *
  • Pattison's Academy *
  • Corbett's Appliance
    Repair/Coastal Appliance
    Repair *
  • Hindon Corp *
  • All Is Well Pet *
  • Rooter-Man *
  • Zaxby's *
  • Honest 1 Auto Care *
  • Nelson Signs *
  • Zuuk International *
  • Charleston VPC *
  • Staff One Plus *
  • Durham School Services *
  • Kangaroo The Pantry *
  • Delaware North *
  • Tru Auto (Mcelveen Auto Group) *
  • Condustrial Inc. *
  • Eason Diving & Marine
    Contractors Inc. *
  • Bearing Distributors Inc. *
  • Ford's Redi-Mix Concrete *
  • Dillon Supply Company *
  • Cooper Iron Works *
  • BB&T *
  • NewBridge Bank *
  • Permik Industrial Supplies
    Inc. *
  • Johnstone Supply *
  • RE Michel Company Inc. *
  • Fantastic Floors Inc. *
  • Modulant IT *
  • Thomas & Hutton
  • Moseley Technical Services
    Inc. *
  • ASM *
  • Acrux Staffing (HireQuest LLC) *
  • TMA Charleston LLC *
  • Scott Barrie Mechanical *
  • KD Mechanic Shop *
  • DES Dealer Electronic Service *
  • LowCountry Harley-Davidson *
  • William Smith Fireplaces &
    Home Accents *
  • Print
  • Southeastern Baking Co *
  • Bob Cat of Charleston *
  • Palmetto Family Homecare *
  • North Charleston Sewer
    District *
  • Lakeside Medical Response of
    Tri County LLC. *
  • Carolina Chain and Cable Inc. *
  • C.E.S. Construction Equipment
    Solutions *
  • Automated Living Solutions *
  • Southeastern Electrical
    Distribution *
  • Duncan-Parnell *
  • Fox Music *
  • Liquid Box Trucking *
  • Boeing *
  • Mid Atlantic Clothing
    Recycling *
  • Experience Works *
  • Telamon Corporation *
  • Gregory Electric Company Inc. *
  • Glass Act Production LLC *
  • Staffmark *
  • Zeltwanger LD *
  • Exit Realty Group *
  • Port City Glass & Mirrors *
  • Merry Maids *
  • Red Lobster *
  • Mantech *
  • NSS Plus (Network Security
    Systems Plus) *
  • NOCS (New Orleans Cold
    Storage) *
  • PEMCCO *
  • Appleone Employment Services *
  • Palmetto Community Action
    Patnership *
  • Palmetto Youth Connections *
  • Ansco & Associates *
  • The Bell Company LLC *
  • Wholesale Glass *
  • Frito Lay *
  • Sea Island Services *
  • Bishop Gadsden *
  • Trace Staffing *
  • True Blue *
  • Wolseley Industrial Group *
  • Kelly Services *
  • Superior Distribution *
  • Heritage Pools LLC *
  • Charleston Power Sports *
  • Palmetto Civil Group *
  • SiPC *
  • Harper Construction *
  • Herrington Equipment *
  • Massey Services *
  • Metal Trades Inc. *
  • Stevens Towing Company *
  • ANRO Packaging Warehouse *
  • Red Anchor Retirement
    Solutions *
  • Chrisitian Education
    Theological Institute *
  • The Sign Chef *
  • Air Plus Heating & Air *
  • IFS Group *
  • SC Federal Credit Union *
  • EWING *
  • 31 W *
  • Platinum Body & Tow *
  • Owl Transportation *
  • C. R. Hipp Construction *
  • Glasspro *
  • Service Master Clean *
  • Probuild *
  • Morelli Heating & Air *
  • US Foods *
  • Charleston Waste & Recycle *
  • Concrete Pipe & Precast *
  • AAA Fence Company *
  • Edward Jones *
  • Will Transport Trucking Inc *
  • MAHLE Behr *
  • Seel's Outboard *
  • Palmetto Residential Electric *
  • Atlanatic Fabricators *
  • Truckpro *
  • Libery Cedar Products *
  • Roberts Oxygen *
  • Hospitality Staff *
  • J Q H Hotels *
  • Walmart *
  • Johnson Controls Inc *
  • Gap Outlet *
  • Allied Barton Security
    Services *
  • Charleston County Government *
  • Securitas Security Services
    USA Inc. *
  • OL Thompson Companies *
  • Sign Source *
  • Kru-Kel *
  • STG Inc. *
  • Peek Pavement Marking *
  • Randstad Staffing *
  • Lowe's Companies Inc *
  • Hannah Solar Government
    Services *
  • Caring Hands Health Equipment
    and Supplies LLC *
  • Comfort Suites *
  • Steen Enterprises *
  • Credit Central
  • TIGHITCO *
  • Multiplastics *
  • SKF *
  • Alpha Sheetmetal *
  • Mungo Homes
  • Sportsman Boats *
  • Cargo Composites *
  • Tendercare Home Health *
  • Kiawah Island Golf Resort *
  • Sunray Flooring Co *
  • Palmetto State Armory *
  • CW Financial LLC *
  • SC Ports Authority *
  • Streit USA Armoring *
  • KapStone Kraft *
  • Trident Technical College *
  • The Urban Electric Co *
  • Saint-Gobain ADFORS America
    Inc *
  • SC Ports Authority *
  • ECPI *
  • Verizon Wireless *
  • CresCom Bank *
  • CR Bard Inc. *
  • Berkeley Charleston Dorchester
    COG *
  • E. I. DuPont de Nemours *
  • Robert Bosch LLC *
  • Red Iron Architects *
  • Spartanburg County Adult
    Education *
  • Home Telecom *
  • Stanley Black and Decker *
  • MAU Workforce Solutions *
  • Agape Senior *
  • ArcLabs Welding School *
  • Horshead Corporation *
  • South Carolina Vocational
    Rehabilitation *
  • IHG *
  • AllCare Living Services Inc. *
  • PrimeLending Mortgage *
  • Heritage Trust Federal Credit
    Union *
  • Michael Baker Jr. Inc *
  • Murphy Business & Financial
    Corp. *
  • WebsterRogers LLP *
  • Phillips Staffing *
  • Sizemore Inc. *
  • Goodwill Industries of Lower
    SC *
  • SC Dept. of Employment &
    Workforce *
  • Brabham Oil Company Inc./
    D.B.A. E-Z Shop *
  • The Regional Medical Center of
    Orangeburg and Calhoun
    Counties *
  • IWS Inc *
  • Gallman Personnel Services,
    Inc. (GPS)
  • Lexington County School
    District Two *
  • Phillips Staffing *
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    Maintaining Goals

    Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
    Emerging 997 7043
    Current 211 1902
    Transitioning 2767 5524
    Workforce category not identified 96
    Goals Actual
    Improved Certificates 434 400

    Employer Supporting Goals

    Employers supporting 298
    New and reaffirming employers support goal 290
    New and reaffirming employers support actual 14

    Improved ACT NCRC


    To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
    Not Earned 96 24 0 0
    Bronze 259 7 0
    Silver 14 0
    Gold 0

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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, 2018 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through July 31, 2018 , 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.