Chester, South Carolina

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

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Jun 30, 2024

Goals updated only for participating counties

45063 Lexington 0.47 0.56 us-sc-063 LE 45081 Saluda 0.51 0.49 us-sc-081 SA 45003 Aiken 0.42 0.50 us-sc-003 AI 45037 Edgefield 0.36 0.49 us-sc-037 ED 45019 Charleston 0.25 0.68 us-sc-019 CH 45007 Anderson 0.50 0.53 us-sc-007 AN 45001 Abbeville 0.55 0.64 us-sc-001 AB 45077 Pickens 0.48 0.44 us-sc-077 PI 45041 Florence 0.45 0.50 us-sc-041 FL 45085 Sumter 0.27 0.50 us-sc-085 SU 45029 Colleton 0.52 0.47 us-sc-029 CO 45005 Allendale 0.50 0.41 us-sc-005 AL 45009 Bamberg 0.38 0.58 us-sc-009 BA 45089 Williamsburg 0.45 0.44 us-sc-089 WI 45067 Marion 0.42 0.24 us-sc-067 MA 45061 Lee 0.38 0.42 us-sc-061 LE 45027 Clarendon 0.46 0.59 us-sc-027 CL 45015 Berkeley 0.41 0.44 us-sc-015 BE 45051 Horry 0.42 0.50 us-sc-051 HO 45033 Dillon 0.45 0.54 us-sc-033 DI 45013 Beaufort 0.49 0.24 us-sc-013 BE 45053 Jasper 0.57 0.36 us-sc-053 JA 45017 Calhoun 0.41 0.45 us-sc-017 CA 45087 Union 0.52 0.44 us-sc-087 UN 45039 Fairfield 0.50 0.41 us-sc-039 FA 45091 York 0.50 0.51 us-sc-091 YO 45031 Darlington 0.59 0.39 us-sc-031 DA 45055 Kershaw 0.48 0.53 us-sc-055 KE 45057 Lancaster 0.43 0.68 us-sc-057 LA 45025 Chesterfield 0.53 0.37 us-sc-025 CH 45043 Georgetown 0.49 0.50 us-sc-043 GE 45071 Newberry 0.57 0.46 us-sc-071 NE 45047 Greenwood 0.53 0.58 us-sc-047 GR 45059 Laurens 0.43 0.55 us-sc-059 LA 45045 Greenville 0.63 0.38 us-sc-045 GR 45073 Oconee 0.53 0.51 us-sc-073 OC 45079 Richland 0.63 0.45 us-sc-079 RI 45075 Orangeburg 0.44 0.48 us-sc-075 OR 45011 Barnwell 0.57 0.57 us-sc-011 BA 45083 Spartanburg 0.44 0.40 us-sc-083 SP 45069 Marlboro 0.51 0.38 us-sc-069 MA 45065 McCormick 0.41 0.25 us-sc-065 MC 45023 Chester 0.55 0.46 us-sc-023 CH 45021 Cherokee 0.48 0.38 us-sc-021 CH 45049 Hampton 0.35 0.60 us-sc-049 HA 45035 Dorchester 0.60 0.50 us-sc-035 DO

Status History:

Certified: Sep 2015

3 out of 5
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Progress Towards Goals

Chester is actively engaged in maintaining their status as a Work Ready Community. To do so, they must earn 5 points that prove their ongoing commitment to developing a thriving economy for employers and employees.

Traditional goals 3 Points

Maximum of 4 points possible

Current Goal - 1 points

Emerging Goal - 1 points

Transitioning Goal - 1 points

Optional goals 0 Points

Maximum of 3 points possible

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
NCRC
Plus
Emerging High School 1101 389 555 146 11 16
College 18 5 9 + 0 0
Current Private 165 36 101 23 5 9
Public 64 13 39 10 + +
Transitioning Adult Education 246 67 153 24 + 28
Unemployed 440 151 241 45 + 26
Recent Veteran 0 0 0 0 0 0
Workforce category not identified 14 + + + 0 0
Totals 2041 663 1102 253 23 82
Workforce Total
NCRC
Emerging High School 1101 389 555 146 11 16
College 18 5 9 + 0 0
Current Private 165 36 101 23 5 9
Public 64 13 39 10 + +
Transitioning Adult Education 246 67 153 24 + 28
Unemployed 440 151 241 45 + 26
Recent Veteran 0 0 0 0 0 0
Workforce category not identified 14 + + + 0 0
Totals 2041 663 1102 253 23 82

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

ACT WorkKeys NCRCs Earned

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Jun 30, 2024

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 212 1135
Current
24 241
Transitioning 552 740
Workforce category not identified 7 7
Workforce Goals Actual
Employers Supporting 28 25

Improved ACT NCRC

To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Not Earned 11 3 1 0
Bronze 17 0 0
Silver 4 0
Gold 1
 
 

Employers in Chester County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

  • PPG
  • Boral Stone Products LLC
  • Santee Cooper
  • Duke Energy
  • TB Kawashima USA Inc.
  • gold star icon Chester County Natural Gas Authority
  • West Marine
  • Transaxle Manufacturing of America
  • Chester Metropolitan District
  • AME Inc
  • Chester County
  • TruVista
  • City of Chester
  • Chester County Career Center
  • City of Chester Fire Department
  • Chester County Library
  • Eye Associates of Chester P.A.
  • South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Spartanburg County Adult Education
  • York Technical College
  • Cardinal Health
  • gold star icon Stanley Black and Decker
  • gold star icon DYCOS
  • Phillips Staffing
  • VETERANS AFFAIRS

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