Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Feb 28, 2017

Goals updated only for participating counties

Alexander County


of maintaining goals completed

Certified county actively engaged in maintaining status

Alexander County

ACT National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
Current Private 94 15 54 25 0 - 0
Public 83 16 49 18 0 - 0
Emerging &
High School 899 163 552 182 + - 0
College 25 + 14 7 + - 0
Adult Education + 0 + + 0 - 0
Unemployed 274 48 177 49 0 - 0
Recent Veteran + + + 0 0 - 0
Workforce category not identified + 0 + + 0 - 0
Totals 1382 246 850 283 + - 0
NCRC Earned WKIV* 1271

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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Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 238 924
Current 29 177
Transitioning 467 279
Totals 734 1380
Workforce category not identified +
Total NCRC 1382
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 27 12

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting 46
New and reaffirming employers support goal 30
New and reaffirming employers support actual 26
Timeline for completing maintaining goals is September 2, 2016 to on or before September 3, 2018

Alexander County

ACT NCRC/WorkKeys Service Delivery

Western Piedmont Workforce Development
Catawba Valley Community College

Participating High Schools

Alexander Central High School
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Catawba Valley Community College

Improved ACT NCRC

To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Not Earned 3 2 0 0
Bronze 5 0 0
Silver 2 0
Gold 0

About ACT

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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.