The Cedar Valley
IowaWORKS Center in Waterloo
We are now part of the
IowaWORKS Integrated Workforce Delivery System.
The regional one-stop center in Waterloo
provides a variety of services to meet the workforce and workplace needs of
job seekers, dislocated workers, unemployed persons and Iowa businesses
through partnerships of state and local service providers. They provide job
counseling, job training, job placement and assistance to special needs
provide Priority of Service to veterans
in all Department of Labor funded Employment and Training programs.
ATTENTION JOB SEEKERS...Need a hot job tip?
Come in to our center to get the latest!
Are you having trouble finding a job
or need help finding a better job?
Have you applied everywhere with no response?
Are you getting interviews but still not getting hired?
Does your résumé only
list your work
history rather than the skills you have?
If you answered yes to any of these, call us today! Our no charge workshops
will show you how you can stand out in a positive manner to potential
employers. We offer guidance and assistance that is not taught in school.
Learn the secrets to successfully getting hired
or upgrading your current employment!
Check out our
agency calendar for workshop dates
and times or contact our office to get more details for the next time and
place each workshop is offered.
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.
For Individuals wanting more information on Iowa’s National Career
Readiness Certificate, and information on how to get one, please
call us at (319) 235-2123 and ask to
speak to The Skills Development Team.
For Employers wanting
more information call
(319) 235-2123 and ask to
speak to The Recruitment and Placement Team. If you are ready to show your
support, download and complete a Letter of Commitment for
Iowa’s National Career Readiness Certificate
Workforce Center Services:
Skills Development Area
- Job information (local/state/nationwide/globally)
- Internet access
- Labor market information
- Typing tutorial
- Proficiency testing in typing & 10-key
- Word processing & spreadsheet software available
- Resource books
- Brochures & pamphlets
Work Opportunity & Welfare-to-Work Tax Credits
Workforce Investment Act Services
Technical Assistance for Employers
Labor Market Information
3420 University Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50701
8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and
9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Thursday
General Services Information:
Fax (319) 235-1068
Investment Act (W.I.A.)
and Promise Jobs Information
Voice (319) 291-2546
Fax (319) 291-2651
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