Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Feb 28, 2017

Goals updated only for participating counties

McDowell County


of maintaining goals completed

Certified county actively engaged in maintaining status

McDowell County

ACT National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
Current Private 210 18 107 85 0 - 0
Public 109 11 68 30 0 - 0
Emerging &
High School 1083 226 623 230 4 - 0
College 193 10 107 76 0 - 0
Adult Education 18 + 14 + 0 - 0
Unemployed 1045 182 654 208 + - 0
Recent Veteran + 0 0 + 0 - 0
Workforce category not identified + 0 + 0 0 - 0
Totals 2662 449 1576 632 + - 0
NCRC Earned WKIV* 1470

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 227 1276
Current 73 319
Transitioning 626 1064
Totals 926 2659
Workforce category not identified +
Total NCRC 2662
Goals Actual
NCRC Accepted for College Credit 30 0

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting 50
New and reaffirming employers support goal 38
New and reaffirming employers support actual 39
Timeline for completing maintaining goals is December 14, 2015 to on or before December 14, 2017

McDowell County

ACT NCRC/WorkKeys Service Delivery

828-659-6001 ext. 137

Participating High Schools

McDowell High School
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If you are an employer and want more information on how to access services, please contact:

Region C Workforce Development Board
828.659.6001 ext. 136

Improved ACT NCRC

To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Not Earned 7 2 0 0
Bronze 5 0 0
Silver 7 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.