Laurens, South Carolina

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

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to May 31, 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: Dec 2014

Maintained 1: Apr 2017

3 out of 5
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Progress Towards Goals

Laurens 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

Economic Regions Including Laurens

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
NCRC
Plus
Emerging High School 2416 813 1173 398 32 134
College 150 13 95 40 + 0
Current Private 373 69 216 71 17 13
Public 203 55 114 30 + 14
Transitioning Adult Education 528 142 327 55 + 22
Unemployed 1034 348 552 124 10 20
Recent Veteran 10 0 + + 0 0
Workforce category not identified 126 25 32 6 0 0
Totals 4772 1465 2512 726 69 203
Workforce Total
NCRC
Emerging High School 2416 813 1173 398 32 134
College 150 13 95 40 + 0
Current Private 373 69 216 71 17 13
Public 203 55 114 30 + 14
Transitioning Adult Education 528 142 327 55 + 22
Unemployed 1034 348 552 124 10 20
Recent Veteran 10 0 + + 0 0
Workforce category not identified 126 25 32 6 0 0
Totals 4772 1465 2512 726 69 203

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 May 31, 2024

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 2368 2700
Current
453 603
Transitioning 1362 1609
Workforce category not identified 63 63
Workforce Goals Actual
Employers Supporting 129 0

Improved ACT NCRC

To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Not Earned 47 14 0 0
Bronze 81 3 0
Silver 21 0
Gold 0

Service Delivery Locations

These are the locations in Laurens County where a job seeker can take the WorkKeys test.

  • Laurens County Adult Education

Participating High Schools

These Laurens County high schools help students prepare for and take the WorkKeys test.

  • Laurens Distrct 55 High School

  • Clinton High School

Contact Us

For more information on Laurens County's efforts in the Work Ready program, contact:

Laurens County Adult Education

864-938-1524

 
 

Employers in Laurens County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

  • Laurens County Healthcare System
  • The Clinton Chronicle
  • Upper Savannah Regional Education Center
  • Gallman Personnel Services, Inc. (GPS)
  • SCMEP
  • Apprenticeship Carolina
  • Greenwood Genetic Center
  • Eaton Corporation Hydraulics
  • Burton Center
  • Precept Staffing Inc.
  • The Clinton Chronicle
  • Spartanburg County Adult Education
  • gold star icon Exel Inc
  • Bodycote
  • Assisting Angels Homecare
  • Laurens County School District 55
  • Laurens County Scool Disrtict 56
  • Family Footprint
  • Piedmont Technical College
  • Laurens County Soil & Water Conservation
    District
  • The Safe Home
  • Laurens County Community Foundation
  • Laurens Academy
  • Laurens County Museum
  • Waffle House

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