Des Moines
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Feb 28, 2017

Goals updated only for participating counties

Des Moines County

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Des Moines County

ACT National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
Current Private 344 53 198 92 + - 0
Public 212 39 123 50 0 - +
Emerging &
High School 541 116 320 104 + - 0
College 67 8 33 26 0 - 0
Adult Education 19 4 14 + 0 - 0
Unemployed 1572 419 912 238 + - +
Recent Veteran + 0 + + 0 - 0
Workforce category not identified + + 0 + 0 - 0
Totals 2759 640 1601 513 + - +
NCRC Earned WKIV* 2513

NCRC data reflected by demographic group from last test date

The table above is a detailed breakdown of the same NCRC data presented in the upper right box on this page and represents NCRCs earned or improved throughout the community. All NCRC data is updated monthly.

+ Value less than 4
* WorkKeys Internet Version

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Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 608
Current 556
Transitioning 1593
Totals 2757
Workforce category not identified +
Total NCRC 2759
Goals Actual
Employers Supporting 0 0
Participating counties will have two years to complete goals

Improved ACT NCRC

To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Not Earned 19 6 0 0
Bronze 12 0 0
Silver 12 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® 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 National Career Readiness Certificates.

State and national NCRC data runs from January 2006 through February 28, 2017 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through February 28, 2017 , while national job profile data reaches back to 1993. Again, please note that county-level 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.