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The Skilled Iowa Communities initiative will improve the job training and marketability of Iowa’s workforce and drive future economic growth for the state. Similar initiatives throughout the country have changed the landscape of local economies through programs that incorporate the WorkKeys® assessment system. WorkKeys® was developed by ACT® to measure individual worker’s skills in the areas of applied mathematics, reading for information and locating information.

Community Benefits

  • Valuable tool to attract new business to the area
  • Proof of a talented workforce to fill current and future jobs
  • Economic growth opportunities




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