New Hampton, Iowa – Iowa Workforce Development announced last week that Chickasaw County has achieved the status of being a “skilled Iowa community.”
The county received that status by satisfying several qualifications. Those qualifications include:
• Five percent of Chickasaw County’s workforce earned National Career Readiness Certificates.
• That includes 20 percent of workers receiving unemployment benefits or other services.
• 10 percent of local employers have committed to support the Skilled Iowa Initiative in their hiring practices.
In order to get a National Career Readiness Certificate, workers must take a test that measures crucial skills in things like applied mathematics, reading for information and locating information.