ACT Work Ready Community

When businesses must focus on cutting costs and jobs are harder to find, communities that use industry recognized skills credentials to improve their workforce have the advantage. Iredell County is a WorkReady Community. Click here to see our stats and learn more.

  • Certified December 2016
  • 156 Employers recognize or recommend the WORKKEYS Test and the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)
  • 8259 National Career Readiness Certificates earned (updated on 10.9.2020)

Apprenticeship 2000, Iredell-Statesville Schools & Mooresville Graded Schools

Apprenticeship 2000 is an apprenticeship partnership located in the region. Apprenticeship 2000 offers technical career opportunities to high school students and full-time employment after graduation. Click here for more information or to join the company partnership.

North Carolina Community College System Apprenticeships combine on-the-job learned with related classroom instruction allows participants to earn while they learn a trade.  The North Carolina’s Apprenticeship programs is managed by the North Carolina Community College System.  The learn more contact Carol Johnson at Mitchell Community College.  Link to North Carolina Youth Apprenticeship guide.

Crosby Scholars

Iredell Crosby Scholars Community Partnership is a nonprofit college access organization whose purpose is to prepare students academically, financially, and personally for successful college admission and other post-secondary opportunities best suited to their needs, aptitudes and dreams. Benefits for the students include advisory services, career and college exploration activities, and college admission and financial aid workshops. Students completing the program in grades 10-12 are eligible to apply for “Last Dollar Grants” for college.  Click here for more information.

Edge Factor, Iredell-Statesville Schools & Mooresville Grade Schools

Edge Factor is an online digital platform available at 23 schools in Iredell County. This platform equips educators with story-driven media, interactive activities, and gamified tools designed to inspire students to pursue career pathways, connect with parents, and raise awareness of local career opportunities.  The turnkey, multimedia resources included in the membership-based platform are STEAM relevant, align to statewide standards, highlight career profiles, instill soft skills, introduce technology, include hands-on activities, recruitment tools, parent resources, cinematic stories, and much more.  Visit to learn more.

NCWorks Career Centers

NCWorks Career Centers offer a wide range of services and programs. These include helping veterans overcome barriers to employment, assist dislocated workers in going back to work, job seekers with criminal records, individuals with disabilities, individuals who have limited English-speaking capabilities, and young adults that need help in their careers. Each individual receives personalized assistance with Center staff that will increase employment, retention, and meet skill requirements of employers by using NCWorks and other community resources.

Our Career Centers provide:

  • – online job search tool
  • Career Information and Guidance
  • Assessments
  • Information on Job Openings
  • Workshops
  • Job Training and Education
  • Laid Off Worker Assistance
  • Information on Hot Career Choices

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Centralina Career Headlight

Centralina Career Headlight is a user-friendly, real-time web-based platform created to quickly and efficiently match the region’s career seekers with rewarding careers and the training needed to qualify for those regional jobs. This free service assists students, counselors, workers, and others in identifying in-demand occupations in our region and the related locally-based education and training resources. To access the Centralina Career Headlight click here.


For more information about these services, contact [email protected] or 704-663-1898