Pickens County

Pickens 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

97%

of maintaining goals completed

Pickens 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 3427 747 1855 805 20 - 161
College 82 11 39 30 + - 5
Current Private 528 74 316 134 4 - 22
Public 346 58 220 67 + - 44
Transitioning Adult Education 1080 180 677 223 0 - 98
Unemployed 1156 250 697 205 4 - 67
Recent Veteran 13 + 8 + 0 - 0
Workforce category not identified 303 67 190 46 0 - 0
Totals 6935 1389 4002 1513 + - 397

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 Pickens County are recognizing the ACT WorkKeys NCRC in support of this County achieving its goals

  • Upstate Fatherhood Coalition *
  • SC Dept. of Employment & Workforce *
  • Express Employment *
  • Jock White Collision *
  • Discount Tire Company *
  • King Asphalt Inc *
  • Upstate Tires and Wheel Inc. *
  • Express Employment Professionals *
  • Brookdale Senior Living *
  • Brookdale Senior Living *
  • Durham Hardwoods Inc *
  • All Pro heating and A/C *
  • Global sales GroupInc. *
  • Sherwin Williams *
  • ResCare Workforce Services *
  • Spartanburg County Adult Education *
  • BorgWarner TTS *
  • Kudzu Staffing *
  • Powdersville Water District *
  • Imperial Die Casting Company *
  • Techtronic Industries North America *
  • StaffMasters *
  • Wilbert Plastic Services *
  • Baptist Easley Hospital *
  • Sloan Construction *

* Pending re-affirmation

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  • Upstate Fatherhood Coalition
  • SC Dept. of Employment &
    Workforce
  • Express Employment *
  • Jock White Collision *
  • Discount Tire Company *
  • King Asphalt Inc *
  • Upstate Tires and Wheel Inc. *
  • Express Employment
    Professionals *
  • Brookdale Senior Living *
  • Brookdale Senior Living *
  • Durham Hardwoods Inc *
  • All Pro heating and A/C *
  • Global sales GroupInc. *
  • Sherwin Williams *
  • ResCare Workforce Services
  • Spartanburg County Adult
    Education
  • BorgWarner TTS *
  • Kudzu Staffing *
  • Powdersville Water District *
  • Imperial Die Casting Company *
  • Techtronic Industries North
    America *
  • StaffMasters
  • Wilbert Plastic Services *
  • Baptist Easley Hospital *
  • Sloan Construction
  • Palmetto Finishing *
  • VCI-SC Inc. *
  • Shaw Industries - Central *
  • BLUE RIDGE ELECTRIC
    COOPERATIVE INC *
  • ReadySC *
  • Duke Energy *
  • St. Jude Medical *
  • Clemson Area Chamber of
    Commerce *
  • Print
  • Henkels & McCoy *
  • Sealevel Systems Inc. *
  • JR Automation *
  • South Carolina Vocational
    Rehabilitation
  • Danfoss *
  • AARP
  • SERVPRO of Pickens County *
  • Henkels & McCoy *
  • Waldrop Inc
  • YH America South Carolina *
  • Greater Easley Chamber of
    Commerce *
  • Michael Dent Insurance
    Services *
  • EDI *
  • United Way of Pickens County *
  • Edward Jones - Easley *
  • Goodwill Industries *
  • Cossbann Software & Networking *
  • The Parenting Place *
  • The Rushton Insurance Agency *
  • Maximum Potential Training *
  • Wallace Tool and Die *
  • One World Technologies *
  • Palmetto Plating *
  • Pickens County *
  • TD Bank *
  • Tri-County Technical College *
  • Comatrol *
  • Sauer Danfoss *
  • Phillips Staffing-Easley *
  • School District of Pickens
    County *
  • United Tool & Mold Inc. *
  • JM Mold South Inc. *
  • Advanced Machine Works Inc. *
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    Maintaining Goals

    Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
    Emerging 404 3509
    Current 34 874
    Transitioning 793 2249
    Workforce category not identified 303
    Goals Actual
    Job Profile 5 6

    Employer Supporting Goals

    Employers supporting 64
    New and reaffirming employers support goal 51
    New and reaffirming employers support actual 14

    Improved ACT NCRC


    To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
    Not Earned 35 8 0 0
    Bronze 99 1 0
    Silver 33 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.