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  • Grow Your Career Skills with Free Training. Education 2 Employment provides FREE tuition assistance to residents of Iowa to grow their career skills and further their education.

    There’s no time like today to make a positive change in your career. Call or email Rachel today, and she’ll help you through the process.

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    Rachel Jensen

    Ph: (712) 256-8800
    E-mail: rjensen@iwcc.edu

  • Pathway Navigator

    Rachel Jensen

    Ph: (712) 256-8800
    E-mail: rjensen@iwcc.edu

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    The ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT WorkKeys NCRC®) is an assessment-based credential issued at four levels. The NCRC measures and certifies the essential work skills needed for success in jobs across industries and occupations.

    When you require or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC from your applicants, you'll tap into the most qualified labor pool in your area.

    The credential is awarded in four levels and verifies skills proficiency in:

    • Problem solving
    • Critical thinking
    • Reading and using work-related text
    • Applying information from workplace documents to solve problems
    • Applying mathematical reasoning to work-related problems
    • Setting up and performing work-related mathematical calculations
    • Locating, synthesizing, and applying information that is presented graphically
    • Comparing, summarizing, and analyzing information presented in multiple related graphics

    The certificate is awarded in both English and Spanish.

    NCRC test can be taken at:

    300 W Broadway #13, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
    Phone: (712) 352-3480
    Due to COVID-19, testing is not available at this time. 



    O*Net Online can help you build your career by aligning your skills with the workforce.  Or use the site to find the job you desire and discover what skills you need to get hired and become successful. 

    O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!


    It is never too late to advance your current career or start a new path. Many high-demand jobs in Iowa pay good wages and provide benefits for people who have education beyond high school.  Future Ready Iowa is here to connect you with the education or training needed for good-paying jobs and careers that can improve your life.


    Visit IowaWORKS to get assistance building your resume, discover a career path, find apprenticeship opportunities, and more. 

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    Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) provides services that help parents make informed choices about the care of their children. 

    Call their FREE 1-800 number to learn about different levels of child care providers and find a provider that will work for your family. 


    Child Care Ready by CCR&R is designed to help individuals seeking a career in early childhood education. This accelerated professional development series includes coaching, mentorship and best practices, that will help individuals to become Child Care Ready! Child care providers will be able to serve children and families in your community, while making an income from home. This educational series offers all the pre-certification training required to start as child care center staff or start a home child care business. The Child Care Ready series can assist communities in building child care solutions.

    Want to open your own business? Learn more here.