Chickasaw County A Skilled Iowa Community

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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.

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Chris was born and raised in Webster City, IA. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he’s good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.