United States

South Carolina

Participating

County Participating
Platinum
269
Gold
29,405
Silver
123,402
Bronze
69,550
Total
222,626
NCRC Plus
3,617
Job Profiles Completed
958
NCRC Data: 01-01-2006 - 06-30-2014
Engaged January 2012
Jan '14 Feb '14 Mar '14 Apr '14 May '14 Jun '14 Jan '14 Feb '14 Mar '14 Apr '14 May '14 Jun '14 2955 1014 1087 1208 1281 1343 1489

Bronze

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383 351 929 708 1572 730

Silver

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989 954 2003 1609 3142 1496

Gold

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238 224 437 399 743 403

Platinum

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3 3 6 5 8 8

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100%

46 of 46 counties participating

Most Improved Counties

  1. 1. Allendale 100%
  2. 2. Bamberg 100%
  3. 3. Beaufort 100%
  4. 4. Dorchester 100%
  5. 5. Edgefield 100%

Certified Counties

  1. Clarendon Aug, 2013
  2. McCormick Mar, 2014
  3. Colleton Apr, 2014
  4. Saluda Jul, 2014

About South Carolina Certified Work Ready Communities


South Carolina's Certified Work Ready Communities initiative aims to ensure the growth of South Carolina communities by creating an environment conducive to business and workforce development.

The state's work ready leadership team will continue to foster and build a coordinated and uniform partnership among stakeholders using the Work Ready Communities approach, leveraging and maximizing its collective workforce development efforts at the county, regional and state level.
South Carolina's vision is to ensure a ready workforce that serves as an economic development tool to attract and maintain businesses in the state. Its vision is to link education and workforce development together and align with economic development needs of the state, its regions and communities.

The Work Ready Community initiative enables community leaders to rally behind the concept of a ready-to-work workforce. Mayors, council members, superintendents,principals, teachers, and business leaders cheerlead this effort, creating a team approach to workforce development. The motivation for their engagement will be the achievement of being recognized as a Work Ready Community.
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About ACT

Founded in 1959, ACT is a not-for-profit public trust 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.

This initiative will educate job seekers in ways to qualify themselves for the available jobs due to synergies that are created by community leaders working together with businesses.

South Carolina's CWRC effort has three primary elements:

  • Matching job openings with job seekers
  • Creating an inventory of skill sets
  • Locally driven approach

What's unique about South Carolina:

  • A more coordinated, structured and unified approach to maximize workforce and economic development efforts to meet the needs of current and potential employers.
  • More credentials and job profiles than a majority of the state's nationwide
  • Assessment tool is already being used as part of work training programs for new and expanding industry

State Work Ready Leadership Team:

Governor's Office
Christian Soura

South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce
Pat Sherlock and Elisabeth Kovacs

South Carolina Department of Commerce
Jonathan Yarborough

South Carolina Technical College System
Susan Pretulak, Mandy Kibler, Rick Cothran

South Carolina Department of Education (K-12/Adult Ed)
Charmeka Bosket, David Stout

South Carolina Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
Anne Iriel

South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance
James Richter

Local Work Ready Community Leaders Teams will generally consist of:
  • School Districts Rep (Superintendent, Principal, Adult Ed, etc.)
  • Tech College Rep. (President, VP, etc.)
  • Local Workforce Board Administrator/Representative
  • Industry Reps. (2 or 3 major industries in the county)
  • Chamber Rep
  • County Economic Developer
  • Other Elected officials
  • Municipal Association
  • Association of Counties
  • Mayors, School Board, State legislators

For more information, contact Elisabeth Kovacs at ekovacs@dew.sc.gov

South Carolina employers are recognizing the ACT NCRC in support of Certified Work Ready Communities goals


  • Chomarat North America


  • Upstate Healthcare Services


  • Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce


  • FBi Construction


  • Waccamaw Workforce Investment Board


  • Spartanburg County Adult Education


  • K9 Cabana Dog Resort


  • McFadden & Jenkins Taxi Service


  • Home Telecom


  • North American Container


  • Aiken Electric Cooperative Inc.


  • Middleton and Associates Realtors


  • The Middleton Agency Inc


  • Major Graphics


  • Homewood Metal Works


  • Horry County Disabilities & Special
    Needs


  • North Myrtle Beach Business Center


  • Office Max


  • Laudisi Enterprises


  • Hair Safari


  • Spann Roofing and Sheetmetal


  • Conway Chamber of Commerce


  • Lanier Parking Solutions


  • Jockey Outlet


  • Jenkins Plumbing Company


  • View all 1535 South Carolina businesses supporting NCRC

    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 Certified 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 June 30, 2014 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through June 30, 2014 , 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.