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List of Area Businesses Supporting
National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

Advanced Heat Treat Corp.

Advance Services Inc (Waterloo)

Aerotek Inc.

Bertch Cabinet, Mfg., Inc.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa

Centro, Inc. (Waterloo)

City and National Employment

City of Waterloo-Young Arena

College Square Mall (Cedar Falls)

Cottonwood Canyon

Dollar General (Tower Park-Waterloo)

Environmental Lubricants Mfg.

Express Employment Professionals - Cedar Falls

Family Management Credit Counselors

Family Video (Ansborough-Waterloo)

Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.

Fraternal Order of Eagles #764 (Waterloo)

Thomas G. Friedman, DDS

Girls Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois

Godfathers Pizza (University-Waterloo)

Green Iowa AmeriCorps (Cedar Falls)

Home Instead Senior Care (Waterloo)

Hudson Veterinary Clinic

Hy-Vee (Waterloo Crossroads )

Independence Area Chamber of Commerce

Interstate Brands (Wonder/Hostess)

Iowa Wall Sawing Service

Jameson's Public House - Iowa Irish Pub

Jensen’s Dairy Queen

Jensen Floor Coverings

JLL Extended Stay Inn

Koch Construction

Kotz-Buser Retirement Services, Inc.

Labor Finders

Lederman Bonding Company

Lederman Clothing Store

Legends Sports Pub & Grill

La’James International College

The Lincoln Group, Inc.

Locker Room

Manpower – Eastern Iowa (Waterloo)

McGraw’s Carpet

Midtown Development

NAPA Auto Parts (Waterloo-University)

North Star Community Services

O’Hana Salon

Operation Threshold

The Other Place (Ridgeway-Waterloo)

Plumb Tech Inc (Waterloo)

Powers Mfg Co. (Waterloo)

Priority 1

Professional Systems

Quick Wok (Waterloo)

Red Lobster Restaurant (Waterloo)

The Salvation Army, Transitional Housing Program

S&K Collectibles

Silver Eagle Harley-Davidson/Yamaha (Waterloo)

Smokers Choice

Steamboat Gardens

Storey Refinishing

University Motors

Veridian Credit Union (Waterloo/Cedar Falls)

Walk-In Tubs & More

Waterloo Leisure Services

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is a national, portable, foundation work skills certification designed and maintained by ACT, Inc. Iowa adopted this credentialing system in 2008 creating an opportunity for individuals to obtain an applied skills certificate through several Community Colleges and Iowa Workforce Development Centers. The certificate was created to assist employers in recruiting new employees, discover training needs, and/or promote incumbent workers based on a series of three WorkKeys® assessments that make up the NCRC – Reading for Information, Locating Information and Applied Mathematics. These three foundation skills are critical in over 90 percent of all occupations. Iowa’s NCRC can help an employer hire the best suited individuals, discover what critical training needs may be needed, and can be used as a means of promoting incumbent workers. This credential is noted as an essential component in transitioning workers from declining to emerging occupations. ACT has profiled over 16,000 different occupations and determined the level of the three foundational skills for each occupation that share the same identification number as outlined in the O*Net (Occupational Information Network) database. The levels associated with the completed certificates and occupations are Level 3-Bronze, Level 4-Silver, Level 5-gold and Level 6-Platinum.

Individuals interested in obtaining Iowa’s National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) should contact Skills Development at (319) 235-2123

Businesses interested in more information on Iowa’s National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) contact the Recruitment and Placement Team at (319) 235-2123 or E-mail:

Businesses ready to show their support, download and complete a Letter of Commitment for
Iowa’s National Career Readiness Certificate Click Here

To see a list of area businesses that already support Iowa’s National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) Click Here

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