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For Immediate Release: March 8, 2013
Contact: Kerry Koonce
Telephone: (515) 281-9646 or (515) 681-2230

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Skilled Iowa

Iowans Can Achieve NCRC Certification at Testing Event
Skilled Iowa Initiative gives Iowans jump start on their futures

DES MOINES – Iowans will have an opportunity to advance along the pathway to career success by receiving a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).

On March 14th, interested individuals may take the test to earn a NCRC, a credential that highlights skill sets to potential employers.

Encouraging Iowans to earn a National Career Readiness Certificate is a goal of Iowa Workforce Development’s Skilled Iowa Initiative. This unique testing event will be open to high school seniors in the morning and the general public in the evening.

“We want to provide as many opportunities as possible for individuals to earn a National Career Readiness Certificate,” said Iowa Workforce Development Director Teresa Wahlert. “By offering the event at multiple times the opportunity is afforded to more Iowans.”

Individuals interested in testing must reserve a spot.

The National Career Readiness Certificate, or NCRC, is a credential recognized across the country that students and workers use to demonstrate their workplace skills. Employers can use the NCRC to help identify the right workers for available jobs.

Testing Information
Winfield Mount-Union Jr/Sr High School Library
208 South Olive Street, Winfield, IA
To Register: Contact Katelyn @ (319) 753-1671 ext.31408
8:00AM – Noon – High School Seniors
5:30 – 9:00PM - General Public

The NCRC test measures several skills, including critical thinking and applied mathematics. Those who earn the certificate can use it to easily showcase their skills on resumes and in portfolios. The process of earning an NCRC also helps students understand their strengths and areas for growth, arming them for a competitive job market.

Visit to learn more about the Skilled Iowa Initiative and the opportunities it provides students, workers and employers.

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