SCC Press Release

Calling All Job Seekers: Workforce Readiness Assessment and Job Fair Comes to SCC on February 6

When filling out a job application, wouldn’t it be nice to standout from the rest? Also, would you like to talk to several area employers and education service providers all in one place? Well, here’s your chance.

 The Iowa Workforce Development, Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce, Keokuk Economic Development Corporation and Southeastern Community College have teamed up to provide an opportunity for individuals to receive a National Career Readiness Certificate on February 6. A mini-job fair will also be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Keokuk campus of Southeastern Community College.

 To receive certification, there will be two, three-hour assessment sessions offered in the morning and afternoon. The first will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the second from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Participants must register for these sessions in advance by calling the Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce at 524-5055 or e-mailing them at Applicants should call early as seats are limited.

 Those attending a session for certification will take three WorkKeys assessments: applied mathematics, locating information, and reading for information. Individuals will answer test questions about scenarios that may occur on the job. These assessments gauge skills that employers deem necessary to succeed in the workplace. While such assessments generally cost $60, they have been made available at no charge through Gov. Terry Branstad’s Skilled Iowa Program.

 Not only will individuals have a chance to become certified, they will have an opportunity to talk to area businesses at the job fair: Task Force, Henniges Automotive, Allied Blending, Advanced Home Health Care, West Liberty Foods, Roquette, Iowa Home Based Services, and Thomas L. Cardella Associates. Education service providers include: Center for Business (CBIZ), Southeastern Community College, and Iowa Workforce Development (IWD).

 William Stuflick, Regional Manager of the Iowa Workforce Development office, explains that the assessment and job fair are designed to connect businesses with qualified job-seekers. “This is truly a community event that can help uplift the citizens of Lee County looking to improve their work skills and move towards finding employment,” says Stuflick.

 For information about the NCRC assessment sessions or the mini-job fair, contact the Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce at (319) 524-5055 or

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