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National Career Readiness Certificate

The NCRC is a portable, nationally recognized credential that serves as proof of your workplace skills. Employers across Iowa recommend the certificate to job applicants and use it in their hiring processes.  By taking a test – at no cost to you – workers earn one of four levels of certificates: platinum, gold, silver or bronze to show employers they are qualified for open positions.  The assessment can also identify areas where you might need to strengthen your skills. If you need to improve your skills you can do so through Career Ready 101.  Testing sites are located throughout the state, and tests are administered at no cost.  To schedule an assessment or to obtain a Career Ready 101 account, call IowaWORKS North Iowa at (641) 422-1524.

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