McDowell County

McDowell County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
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80%

of maintaining goals completed

Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 1442 1770
Current 352 383
Transitioning 1206 1127
Workforce category not identified 15
Goals Actual
Job Profile 3 0

McDowell County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Emerging High School 1528 352 812 317 47
College 242 11 133 96 +
Current Private 255 27 119 106 +
Public 128 16 76 34 +
Transitioning Adult Education 19 + 14 + 0
Unemployed 1107 203 678 221 5
Recent Veteran + 0 0 + 0
Workforce category not identified 15 + 8 + +
Totals 3295 615 1840 780 60

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 McDowell County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

* Pending re-affirmation

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  • YMCA of Western North Carolina
  • Countryside BBQ LLC *
  • Hook & Anchor Family Seafood *
  • Ethan Allen
  • Mc Dowell Cornerstone Cu *
  • IPDC
  • Ben Patton Land Surveying PLLC *
  • Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Kirlin Carolina's
  • Zaxbys *
  • G.E.M. Constructors *
  • Tar Heel Capital Corporation
    dba Wendy's Restaurants
  • ComServ Inc
  • Duke Energy
  • Pilot Flying J *
  • K-21 Corporation of Marion *
  • TalentForce *
  • Charter Communications
  • Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park
    Marion NC *
  • Community Action Opportunities
  • Mcdowell
  • McDowell County Schools
  • McDowell Hospital
  • Crooked Door Coffee House Inc. *
  • Books By Steve Little *
  • Aflac *
  • Catawba Valley Staffing
  • Little and Lattimore P.A. *
  • Bagwell Insurance Agency Inc *
  • Joanne Howle Realty *
  • Asta Family Enterprisers LLC
    Dba Lightning Lanes *
  • WBRM Inc *
  • Print
  • Morrow Insurance Agency Inc. *
  • Hook and Anchor *
  • Countryside BBQ *
  • Baldor
  • Master's Hand Print *
  • Rutherford Polk McDowell
    Health District
  • Marion Business Association *
  • Killough's Music & Loan Inc *
  • Sharon L. Parker pA *
  • McDowell County *
  • IAC *
  • Coats North America *
  • South McDowell Quarry *
  • McDowell Cornerstone Credit
    Union *
  • McDowell Technical Community
    College
  • Columbia Forest Products *
  • Freedom Life Ministries *
  • City of Marion *
  • Foothills Industries of
    McDowell County Inc.
  • Key Gas Components *
  • Metal Industries Inc. *
  • Haldex Brake Products
    Corporation
  • McDowell Chamber of Commerce
  • CarePartners Hospice and
    Palliative Care McDowell *
  • SPENCER'S HARDWARE *
  • YMCA of Western North Carolina *
  • ahaynes *
  • Crane Co. *
  • Janesville Acoustics
  • Manpower *
  • Baxter Healthcare *
  • RockTenn *
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    ACT WorkKeys NCRCs Earned

    Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Dec 31, 2017

    Workforce
    Emerging
    (High School/College)
    1770
    Current
    (Employed Private/Public)
    383
    Transitioning
    (Adult Ed/Unemployed)
    1127
    Workforce category not identified 15
    Actual
    Job Profile 0

    McDowell County

    Service Delivery for ACT WorkKeys NCRC


    NCWorks/MTCC
    maryl@mcdowelltech.edu
    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 8 2 0 0
    Bronze 6 0 0
    Silver 8 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® 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 April 30, 2019 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through April 30, 2019 , 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.


    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.