Skilled Iowa

Showcasing our extraordinary workforce, Jones County embraces the National Career
skilled-iowa-logoReadiness Certificate (NCRC) as a means to verify employability and achievement in the areas of applied mathematics, reading for information and locating information.

Standards that need to be met for certified Skilled Iowa Community status include:

  • Member businesses recognizing the NCRC and using it as a tool during the hiring process;
  • Completion of the NCRC by employed individuals at member businesses;
  • Completion of the NCRC by others in the workforce and by unemployed individuals.

Jones County is a certified Skilled Iowa community having achieved these high standards that the State of Iowa has set.