Creative Corridor Career Readiness Certification

Skills Advantage, a pilot-program for Iowa’s National Career Readiness Certificate, was designed to develop and communicate the skills needed for employment within Iowa's Creative Corridor through a series of assessments.  Successful completion of these assessments allows individuals to attain career readiness certification.

The program certifies worker readiness in three major areas: Locating Information, Applied Math, and Reading for Information.  Certification is provided at one of four levels:  bronze, silver, gold, and platinum.

Career Readiness Consortium

Multiple businesses in the Corridor have endorsed the career readiness certification program.  This innovative program provides an opportunity for employers and job seekers to have a common language regarding skills, helps job seekers gain employment and reach successful performance in the workplace, and assists employers with finding potential employees with specific skills.

Creative Corridor Workforce Partners

Individuals can obtain a career readiness certificate by taking the assessment exams at Kirkwood Community College or at the Iowa Workforce Development Center.