Link to Kirkwood Community College

Employers in our area are looking for skilled workforce. If you have earned Iowa’s National Career Readiness Certificate, here are some resources to help articulate your skills to employers, conduct job searches and understand how your scores compare to others in your chosen occupation. If you have not taken the assessments for Iowa’s NCRC and want more information about how to test, click here.

Communicating your Workplace Skills

Job Search

Occupational Exploration

  • ACT’s Occupational Profile Data: Search occupations you are interested in and see what ACT’s research shows about National Career Readiness Certificate skill levels relating to thousands of occupations.
  • Kirkwood’s Continuing Education: Looking for short term training to help you get a great job now? Download Kirkwood’s latest Continuing Education catalog to find great short-term education opportunities.
  • Kirkwood's GAP Tuition Assistance: This program helps provide tuition assistance for elible participants.
  • Iowa’s resource for career and educational planning. Not sure what career field to go into? Take assessments that guide you based on your interests.