Jones County has achieved the Skilled Iowa Community status by meeting all of the metrics for both business commitment and workforce certification.
Achieving the Skilled Iowa Community designation takes dedication and commitment from community leaders. Jones County Economic Development Commission and Kirkwood Community College’s dedication to the program has driven the county’s success.
The Skilled Iowa Initiative helps develop the workforce by encouraging workers to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate.
Through an assessment, the NCRC measures basic workplace skills. Skilled Iowa encourages employers throughout the state to recognize the certificate and recommend it to job applicants.