Jackson County

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

Goals updated only for participating counties

90%

of maintaining goals completed

Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 1188 2143
Current 778 1631
Transitioning 2846 3669
Workforce category not identified 130
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 413 165

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting 216
New and reaffirming employers support goal 210
New and reaffirming employers support actual 3

Jackson County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
NCRC
Plus
Emerging High School 1900 827 773 237 63 0
College 243 52 130 55 6 6
Current Private 945 282 475 172 16 +
Public 686 260 346 72 8 0
Transitioning Adult Education 41 18 16 5 + 0
Unemployed 3627 1340 1750 465 72 10
Recent Veteran + 0 + 0 0 0
Workforce category not identified 130 69 42 13 6 0
Totals 7573 2848 3533 1019 173 19

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.

Employers in Jackson County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

  • Kansas City Audio-Visual Inc. *
  • All Saints Lutheran Church *
  • Ecologix *
  • American Funding Solutions LLC *
  • GOEX Print + Apparel *
  • Chionuma Law Firm LLC *
  • Evansfield Distillery *
  • Independence Center *
  • BR Carpet Company *
  • McCraw & Company CPAs P. C. *
  • Randy's Lakeview Nursery & Stone *
  • Scott's Auto Express LLC *
  • Kade Cleaning Systems LLC *
  • Robertson Remodeling *
  • Woods Chapel Church - Blue Springs
    Campus *
  • Auto Beauty Center *
  • Rainbow Center *
  • MVP Awards & Engraving *
  • PRINT GRAPHICS *
  • Crosslin Plumbing Heating & Cooling *
  • ReeceNichols - Blue Springs *
  • Real Country 1030AM KCWJ *
  • Vision Sports *
  • Resiliency at Work 2.0 *
  • Residence Inn by Marriott-Independence *

* Pending re-affirmation

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  • Kansas City Audio-Visual Inc.
  • All Saints Lutheran Church
  • Ecologix
  • American Funding Solutions LLC
  • GOEX Print + Apparel
  • Chionuma Law Firm LLC
  • Evansfield Distillery
  • Independence Center
  • BR Carpet Company
  • McCraw & Company CPAs P. C.
  • Randy's Lakeview Nursery &
    Stone
  • Scott's Auto Express LLC
  • Kade Cleaning Systems LLC
  • Robertson Remodeling
  • Woods Chapel Church - Blue
    Springs Campus
  • Auto Beauty Center
  • Rainbow Center
  • MVP Awards & Engraving
  • PRINT GRAPHICS
  • Crosslin Plumbing Heating &
    Cooling
  • ReeceNichols - Blue Springs
  • Real Country 1030AM KCWJ
  • Vision Sports
  • Resiliency at Work 2.0
  • Residence Inn by
    Marriott-Independence
  • DeVine Catering and Events
    Planning
  • Vest Professional Placement
  • Healthcare Solutions - AFLAC
  • AFS Insurance
  • 1st Alliance Garage Doors
  • Meyers Funeral Chapel
  • Datasource
  • Business Assistance
  • Big Frog Custom T-Shirts &
    More
  • The Brown Team - RE/MAX
    Heritage
  • A-Okay Inspections LLC
  • AML Insurance Services
  • Weather Tech Renovations
  • GOAD COMPANY
  • Legendary Stone Arts LLC
  • Shawhan Sheet Metal LLC
  • Global Green Insurance Agency
  • Community Insurance Agency LLC
  • Captures in Time Photography
  • Truman Heritage Habitat for
    Humanity
  • Floyd Meinershagen & Co.
  • John Hardy - State Farm
    Insurance Agent
  • The Lodge Apartment Homes
  • Blessed Health & Home Care
  • Compost Connection Inc
    Cartwright Avenue Grandview MO
    USA
  • Pax Janitorial
  • Cornerstones of Care
  • MD HomeCare
  • Keys Realty Group Inc.
  • Aaron's Sales & Lease
  • Transformed Barber &
    Cosmetology Academy
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • ICE STUDIOS SCHOOL OF DANCE
  • Compassionate Care Services
    Llc
  • Quality Inn & Suites Blue
    Springs - Kansas City
  • Swim Things
  • Starke Law Offices LLC
  • GFM Weight Management
  • Morgan painting
  • Austin Conley Agency
  • Schulte Supply
  • Job One
  • Farmers Insurance - Jake Greco
  • Christian Brothers Automotive
    Independence
  • RE/MAX Heritage - Joey
    Zarrillo/ZTeam Realty
  • Dave's Service Inc
  • 3D Mobile Notary LLP
  • Kelly Michael Hair Design
  • Hometown News
  • Blue Ridge Bank & Trust
  • St. Mary's Medical Center
  • 1st MidAmerica Credit Union
  • Happy Hour Inc.
  • smart kids daycare
  • Troost39 Thrift Store
  • academy of addiction services
  • Platinum Men Clothing
  • Mid-Continent Public Library
  • Colonial Gardens
  • Continental Manufacturing
  • Sacred Space Wellness
  • Team Insurance
  • Blue Springs Family YMCA
  • Edward Jones
  • Travis Hunt - New York Life
  • MPress
  • Opportunities Pavillion
  • Medley Smiles
  • 3 Trails Brewing
  • Fike Corporation
  • RE/MAX Heritage
  • BANK 21
  • East Forty Brewing
  • Free Energy Corporation
  • A-Zanipolo CHild Care -
    Learning Center LLC
  • Le Fou Frog
  • Agape In Home & Health Care
    LLC
  • MW Company
  • Strother Fabrication LLC
  • Kastle Grinding LLC
  • World Harvest Ministries Inc
  • Exceptional Learners
    Behavioral Services
  • Achieve LLC
  • Print
  • Fit Learning
  • Amici Mechanical
  • George McCorkendale Auto
    Service Inc
  • Lunar Bowl
  • Kansas City Credit Union
  • Northwest Communities
    Development
  • ECS Capital Investments
  • FosterAdopt Connect
  • Automation Dynamics LLC
  • Infinity Massage & Bodywork
  • Right Choice Publishing
  • Office Products Alliance
  • Ericson Veterinary Consultants
    LLC
  • Parts Un-Ltd.
  • PennTech Inc.
  • Gard Horizon LLC
  • Bright Portfolios
  • CommunityAmerica Credit Union
  • Servpro of East Independence
    Blue Springs
  • Cartridge World - Lee's Summit
  • L&M Consulting LLC
  • Jason T. langston Insurance
    Agency Inc
  • Brett Wyatt Agency
  • Encore Web Works Inc
  • Gaming Partners International
  • Anthem Photography
  • Fullerton CPAs
  • Haldex Brakes Systems
  • The Examiner
  • Equity Bank
  • Kennedy's Custom Jewelers Inc.
  • Northrop Grumman Small Caliber
    Systems
  • CPros Inc
  • City of Independence
  • Blue Springs Ford
  • Finke Financial LLC
  • Speaks Family Legacy Chapels
  • Independence School District
  • Community Services League
  • AQS Irrigation Supply
  • Ronson Machine and
    Manufacturing
  • Post Press Specialties Inc
  • AQS Integration
  • City Electric Supply
    Independence
  • Truman Heartland Community
    Foundation
  • Laura's Cleaning 4U LLC
  • Pyramid Roofing Company
  • The Villages of Jackson Creek
  • Stewardship Capital
  • Directed Wellness Center
  • Cosentino's Food Stores
  • Independence Chamber-Commerce
  • Independence Council for
    Economic Development
  • Continental Siding Supply
  • Commercial Concepts &
    Furnishings
  • Keller Williams Realty
  • CruisePlanners
  • Stewart Title Company
  • Hometown News
  • Truman Heritage Habitat for
    Humanity Independence ReStore
  • Healthy Plus
  • RAMIC Independence LLC
  • Zerger & Mauer
  • Rod's Sports & Apparel
  • ProSource Promotions Inc
  • W.I.H. Management LLC
  • Renters Screening Services
  • Heartland Energy Group LTD
  • Burd & Fletcher
  • City of Blue Springs MO
  • Chad Smith Insurance Agency
    Inc.
  • Blue Springs Chamber of
    Commerce
  • N2 Publishing
  • NextGen Wealth
  • Lee's Summit Chamber of
    Commerce
  • Spire
  • Fort Osage School District
  • Digital Marketing Inc.
  • Crossroads Hospice &
    Palliative Care
  • TruckMovers
  • Stewardship Capital Ltd.
  • Independence Family & Cosmetic
    Denistry *
  • American Funding Solutions LLC *
  • Trevor Tilton Farmers
    Insurance & Financial Services
    *
  • Adams Dairy Bank *
  • Corporate Copy Print *
  • Xceligent *
  • Foster Dental Care *
  • Blue Springs School District *
  • HEMCO Corporation *
  • Compost Connection Inc
  • Unilever
  • ITS Technologies and Logistics
    llc
  • Classic Contracting LLC
  • Cornell Roofing & Sheet Metal
    Co
  • Orbital ATK Small Caliber
    Systems
  • Grain Valley Economic
    Development Corporation
  • LMV Automotive Systems
  • Liberty Public Schools
  • Kansas City Marriott Downtown
  • McCown Gordon Construction
  • North Kansas City Hospital
  • Express Transportation
    Holdings
  • Visiting Nurse Association
  • MUTI
  • Prier Products
  • Billy Goat Industries
  • Midamerica Hotels Corporation
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    Maintaining Goals

    Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
    Emerging 1188 2143
    Current 778 1631
    Transitioning 2846 3669
    Workforce category not identified 130
    Goals Actual
    Improved Certificates 413 165

    Employer Supporting Goals

    Employers supporting 216
    New and reaffirming employers support goal 210
    New and reaffirming employers support actual 3

    Jackson County

    Service Delivery for ACT WorkKeys NCRC


    Full Employment Council
    cmcqueen@feckc.org
    816-741-2330
    Independence EDC
    jkrantz@inedc.biz
    816-820-2112

    Participating High Schools

    Blue Springs High School
    Blue Springs South High School
    Valley View High School
    Truman High School Independence
    Chrisman High School Independence
    Van Horn High School Independence
    Show All High Schools

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

    Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce
    816-229-8558

    Improved ACT NCRC


    To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
    Not Earned 62 15 0 0
    Bronze 54 4 0
    Silver 25 3
    Gold 2

    Legacy NCRC


    Bronze 248
    Silver 454
    Gold 140
    Platinum 0
    Total NCRC 842

    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® WorkKeys 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 ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificates.


    State and national ACT WorkKeys NCRC data runs from January 2006 through January 31, 2020 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through January 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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