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JA of Central Iowa - Career-Ready Credential

JA Career-Ready Credential allows young people to gain new skills and competencies, test their abilities, and earn micro-credentials that validate they have the essential skills required to excel in the workplace. It opens up a world of boundless possibilities no matter what degree or career they choose to pursue. 

JA Career-Ready Credential verifies candidates have these in-demand skills needed to succeed in the workplace by earning these micro-credentials: 

  • Creativity and Innovation 
  • Critical and Analytical Thinking 
  • Cultural Agility 
  • Effective Collaboration 
  • Engaging Communication 
  • Self-Direction 

Earn all 6 micro-credentials to attain your JA Career-Ready Credential, showing potential employers that you have those real-world skills to thrive in the real world.


Benefits of The JA Career-Ready Credential:

  • Students: The JA Career-Ready Credential helps students work towards individual goals and give them opportunities to develop skills, behaviors and attitudes required in the workplace, postsecondary education, and in life. 
  • Educators: The JA Career-Ready Credential helps educators by aligning to state standards and helping ensure that students are progressing to mastery.
  • Employers: The JA Career-Ready Credential offers employers performance based proof that students have acquired the transferable skills and behaviors required for workplace success.
  • JA Areas: The JA Career-Ready Credential helps JA Areas by bridging the gap between education and the workplace. JA Learning Experiences are still aligned to standards, which speaks to educators, but they will also be competency aligned wich speaks to employers and donors.

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