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Certificates Earned!

More than 5 million people in the United States have earned the ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® proving that they have the skills American employers need. Learn More.


Richland County

Richland County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Dec 31, 2020

Goals updated only for participating counties

Status History:

Certified: Jul 2016

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60%

of maintaining goals completed

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Richland County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
NCRC
Plus
Emerging High School 10331 3042 5013 2216 60 96
College 464 86 238 127 13 7
Current Private 2418 617 1213 505 83 102
Public 1426 390 799 220 17 53
Transitioning Adult Education 2008 880 953 157 18 112
Unemployed 6669 1987 3692 917 73 377
Recent Veteran 42 4 18 17 + +
Workforce category not identified 340 126 180 31 + 0
Totals 23698 7132 12106 4190 270 748

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.

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Employers in Richland County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

  • Tree Removal Columbia SC
  • Health Force LLC
  • Cream N Sugar Coffee House + Bagels
  • Richland Two Adult Education
  • Cool Care Heating & Air
  • Mail Contractors of America
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Ahern Rentals Inc
  • G4S WACKENHUT 0200
  • Magellan Health Services
  • Columbia Red Cross
  • AF First Farm Credit Bank
  • Advanced Disposal Services
  • Captian D's - Columbia Area
  • Konecranes
  • STERICYCLE (3200)
  • Ozburn-Hessey Logistics LLC
  • Amercian Reecross
  • Transitions Midlands Housing Alliance
  • CH Robinson Worldwide Inc.
  • Gentiva Health Services Inc
  • Intelligrated Services LLC
  • Mr Electric of Columbia
  • In-Terminal Services
  • Weichert
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  • Tree Removal Columbia SC
  • Health Force LLC
  • Cream N Sugar Coffee House +
    Bagels
  • Richland Two Adult Education
  • Cool Care Heating & Air
  • Mail Contractors of America
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Ahern Rentals Inc
  • G4S WACKENHUT 0200
  • Magellan Health Services
  • Columbia Red Cross
  • AF First Farm Credit Bank
  • Advanced Disposal Services
  • Captian D's - Columbia Area
  • Konecranes
  • STERICYCLE (3200)
  • Ozburn-Hessey Logistics LLC
  • Amercian Reecross
  • Transitions Midlands Housing
    Alliance
  • CH Robinson Worldwide Inc.
  • Gentiva Health Services Inc
  • Intelligrated Services LLC
  • Mr Electric of Columbia
  • In-Terminal Services
  • Weichert
  • ASAP Expediting & Logistics
  • NFI Industries
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Hill-rom
  • Rji Cable Techs llc
  • JET TRANS LLC
  • International Paper
  • Information Resources Inc.
    Symphonyri
  • Focal Point Designs
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA
  • US Security Associates
  • MobilexUSA
  • Eagle Eye Towing
  • Terracon
  • Img College
  • BELLSOUTH
  • Synovus Financial Corp
  • Appliance Professionals LLC
  • Beam Bros. Trucking Inc.
  • Novitex
  • LOTZ OF LOVE LEARNING
  • HealthPort
  • Red Roof Inns
  • Watford Tile Inc.
  • Utility Service Contractors
    Inc.
  • Carolina Wrecking Inc
  • Colonial Life Unum
  • Enstar (US) Inc.
  • AMERICAN SPIRALWELD PIPE
  • Compleat Stair Co Inc
  • XOtech LLC
  • Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Amtis Inc.
  • CPC Logistics Inc.
  • STATE FARM INSURANCE
  • Lamar Advertising
  • Ferguson Waterworks
  • First Choice Realty
  • RECO USA
  • Knights Inn
  • Courtyard by Marriott NE
  • National Educational Telecomms
  • Companion Data Services LLC
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Johnson Controls
  • Angelica Textile Services Inc.
  • South Carolina Department of
    Corrections
  • Jgraham Enterprises
  • ARES Corporates
  • Corporate Staffing Services
  • Harbison Gardens
  • Complete Employee Services
  • FULL BODY RELAXATION DAY SPA
    SALON
  • #1 Auto Sales
  • A & B Trenching Co Inc
  • wiremonkey
  • Stock Building Supply
  • RR Donnelley
  • Sunbelt Rentals
  • Staff One Plus Inc
  • Amazon
  • TM Floyd & Company
  • Palmetto GBA
  • Labor Ready
  • Utility Service Contractors
    Inc.
  • Con-way Freight
  • EHJ Misc Steel Work LLC
  • Sanitary Solutions
  • Centerpointe Construction Corp
  • SIZEMORE
  • Amcor Rigid Plastics
  • Rotech Healthcare Inc.
  • KALEF Consulting Services
  • AVAN Tech Incorporated
  • Neff Rental
  • Hubbell Incorporated
  • Waste Industries Inc
  • Harsco Corporation
  • Modis Inc.
  • Carolina Wrecking Inc
  • First Priority Medical
    Transport
  • Walker White Inc.
  • Walmart
  • STS
  • Global Industrial Services
  • Lita's Treat
  • Contact 360
  • The McDowell Group
  • Taylored Consulting
  • My Assistant Sylvia
  • Hometown Columbia Media
  • WB Guimarin & Co Inc.
  • Roper Staffing
  • Fast Forward
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  • Westinghouse Electric Company
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the
    Midlands
  • Truegreen Lawn Services
  • Sears Roebuck and Co.
  • Genesis HealthCare
  • Mid-State Heating and Air LLC
  • SOUTHLAND MEMORIAL GARDENS
  • DTI Global
  • TRC Staffing
  • Care Bear Learning Center
  • Norfolk Southern Corp
  • Brother 2 Brother
  • Akebono Brakes
  • Elements
  • Harps Beyond Paralegal
    Services
  • Fairfield Electric Cooperative
    Inc
  • Senior Matters
  • Richland One Adult Education
  • Invista
  • St. Lawrence Place
  • Richland One School District
  • American Spiral Weld Pipe
  • Stephen
  • WPP Management
  • Dynamics and Business
  • HT Consultings LLC
  • Little People's Learning
    Center
  • Stewart Title Guaranty Company
  • E F Martin Mechanical Controls
  • Johnson Food Service
  • JD Byrider of Columbia
  • Davita
  • South Carolina Logos Inc.
  • Union Mortgage Group
  • Aryzta LLC
  • Marathon Staffing Inc.
  • LAQUINTA INN
  • Restaurant Technologies Inc.
  • Salient Federal Solutions Inc.
  • ConAgra Foods Inc.
  • Amedisys Holding LLC
  • ABM Industries Inc.
  • Mars Petcare
  • AAFES (Army Air Force
    Exchange)
  • Fladger's Trucking
  • Thomas & Hutton
  • CHAPIN CONCRETE CONTRACTORS
    INC.
  • Gregory Electric Company Inc.
  • Nephron Pharmaceuticals
  • Total Comfort Solutions
  • Stock Building Supply
  • FPL FOOD LLC
  • CB&I
  • Lincoln Heritage Life
    Insurance Company
  • SC Department of Probation
    Parole & Parole Svs.
  • Carolina Personnel Services
  • Kelly Services
  • Allied Barton Security
  • Randstad Inhouse Services
  • Remedy Intellingent Staffing
  • P&J Family Fun
  • D.A.S.P.O.T.T
  • Michelin Lexington
    Manufacturing
  • Storage R Us
  • Alliance Consulting Engineers
  • WO Blackstone
  • Staples
  • M.B. Kahn Construction Co.
  • State Farm Insurance Hanna
    Agency
  • Pitts Insurance Team
  • Fowler Realty and Land
    Services
  • Senior Resources
  • Koyo Bearings North America
  • Sagacious Partners
  • Richland County
  • Mungo Homes
  • CMC Steel SC
  • Univ. of SC College of
    Education
  • Sun Solutions
  • SC Restaurant and Lodging
    Association
  • Keenan Suggs Insurance Inc
  • Virginia College
  • Westwood High School
  • Palmetto State Armory
  • Arbor E&T, LLC d/b/a ResCare
    Workforce Services
  • Martin Marietta Materials
  • Carolinas AGC
  • SC Asphalt Pavement
    Association
  • Midlands Workforce Development
    Board
  • SC Works Midlands
  • Spartanburg County Adult
    Education
  • Agape Senior
  • The State Media Company
  • VC3
  • Sloan Construction
  • Devro Inc
  • South Carolina Vocational
    Rehabilitation
  • AllCare Living Services Inc.
  • Michael Baker Jr. Inc
  • Sizemore Inc.
  • SC Dept. of Employment &
    Workforce
  • South Carolina African
    American Chamber of Commerce
  • The Regional Medical Center of
    Orangeburg and Calhoun
    Counties
  • City of Camden
  • Kershaw Health
  • TB Kawashima USA Inc.
  • Hengst of North America`
  • ATEC
  • District Five of Lexington and
    Richland Counties
  • Gallman Personnel Services,
    Inc. (GPS)
  • Comfort Services
  • Midlands Technical College
  • Apex Tool Group
  • FN MANUFACTURING LLC
  • Pure Power Technologies
  • Palmetto Health
  • Wateree Community Actions Inc.
  • Comaxiam IT Solutions
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    State and national ACT WorkKeys NCRC data runs from January 2006 through December 31, 2020 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through December 31, 2020 , 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.

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