Cherokee County

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

Certified
Dec 2014

Maintaining (Phase 1)
Dec 2014

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Aug 31, 2017

Goals updated only for participating counties

98%

of maintaining goals completed

Cherokee County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Not
Earned
NCRC
Plus
Emerging High School 1617 459 869 286 + - 103
College 15 + 4 9 + - 6
Current Private 247 46 172 29 0 - 80
Public 71 23 42 6 0 - 15
Transitioning Adult Education 502 114 352 36 0 - 69
Unemployed 650 185 406 59 0 - 127
Recent Veteran + 0 0 + 0 - +
Workforce category not identified 36 17 17 + 0 - 0
Totals 3140 845 1862 429 + - 401

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

South Carolina employers in Cherokee County are recognizing the ACT WorkKeys NCRC in support of this County achieving its goals

  • Upstate Fatherhood Coalition *
  • Jetline
  • Plygem Siding Group
  • AME Inc *
  • SC Dept. of Employment & Workforce *
  • Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
  • BIC Consumer Products Mfg. Co. Inc *
  • Carolina Cotton *
  • The Spinx Company *
  • Phillips Staffing *
  • Ambassador *
  • Wilsons Leather *
  • Western and Southern Life *
  • Mancan Inc. *
  • Magnolia's of Gaffney *
  • First Staffing *
  • Milliken Allen Plant *
  • South Carolina Department of Employment
    and Workforce *
  • Boys and Girls Club of the Upstate *
  • The Recon Group *
  • Express Employment Professionals *
  • ResCare Workforce Services *
  • Peidmont Natural Gas *
  • Aerotek *
  • Springfield LLC *

* Pending re-affirmation

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  • Upstate Fatherhood Coalition
  • Jetline
  • Plygem Siding Group
  • AME Inc
  • SC Dept. of Employment &
    Workforce
  • Cherokee County Chamber of
    Commerce
  • BIC Consumer Products Mfg. Co.
    Inc *
  • Carolina Cotton *
  • The Spinx Company *
  • Phillips Staffing *
  • Ambassador *
  • Wilsons Leather *
  • Western and Southern Life *
  • Mancan Inc. *
  • Magnolia's of Gaffney *
  • First Staffing *
  • Milliken Allen Plant *
  • South Carolina Department of
    Employment and Workforce
  • Boys and Girls Club of the
    Upstate *
  • The Recon Group *
  • Express Employment
    Professionals
  • ResCare Workforce Services
  • Peidmont Natural Gas
  • Aerotek *
  • Springfield LLC *
  • South Carolina Manufacturing
    Extension Partnership *
  • Nestle Prepared Foods *
  • Spartanburg County Adult
    Education
  • Spartanburg Community College
  • Duke Energy
  • CVS Caremark
  • Agape Senior
  • StaffMasters
  • The Timken Company *
  • Hamrick Mills *
  • Brown Packing Company Inc *
  • Core Molding Technologies *
  • Sloan Construction
  • Town of Blacksburg *
  • Hamricks Inc *
  • Print
  • South Carolina Vocational
    Rehabilitation
  • AARP
  • TransAmerica Agency Network *
  • Goodwill Job Connection *
  • James M. Cudd CPA *
  • Painter's Heating and Air
    Cond. Inc. *
  • City of Gaffney *
  • Cherokee County School
    District *
  • Moss Insurance Agency *
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of the
    Upstate *
  • Waldrop Inc
  • Home Instead Senior Care *
  • CVS Caremark *
  • Momentive Speciality Chemicals
    Inc. *
  • Hamrick Mills *
  • Boysen USA LLC *
  • Santee Cooper
  • Suminoe Textile America *
  • 4S Sign & Supply Inc. *
  • Carolina Cotton Works Inc.
  • ADS Logistics Services *
  • The Gaffney Ledger *
  • Tahoe LLC *
  • J.I.T. Manufacturing Inc. *
  • preferred finishing inc *
  • American Decorative Fabrics *
  • Spartanburg Community College
    - Cherokee Campus *
  • Cherokee County Council *
  • Cherokee County Chamber of
    Commerce *
  • Wendell Fabrics Corp. *
  • Sleep Easy Matress *
  • Kapstone Kraft Paper corp. *
  • PROGRESSIVE SCREEN PRINT AND
    EMBROIDERY *
  • Cherokee County Development
    Board *
  • Snak-Time Foods *
  • ACE Bakery *
  • Phillips Staffing *
  • OpSource Staffing - Gaffney *
  • BGEN *
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    Maintaining Goals

    Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
    Emerging 316 1632
    Current 72 318
    Transitioning 643 1154
    Workforce category not identified 36
    Goals Actual
    Job Profile 1 1

    Employer Supporting Goals

    Employers supporting 76
    New and reaffirming employers support goal 46
    New and reaffirming employers support actual 35

    Improved ACT NCRC


    To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
    Not Earned 23 7 0 0
    Bronze 55 0 0
    Silver 1 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 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.