About Us

Welcome to Iredell Ready, where we are building pathways to better futures across Iredell County. 

Building Pathways to Better Futures

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Iredell Ready is an initiative designed to help students and residents, K-12 through retirement, identify the opportunities to pursue their individual career pathways and gainful employment with industry. We accomplish this in partnership with industry, education, and local government resulting in a skilled workforce to support the recruitment, retention, and pipeline development efforts across our county.

Our Vision

Attract, train, and retain an educated and skilled workforce that advances Iredell County’s economic prosperity.

Our Mission

To cultivate career exploration, promote lifelong learning opportunities, and close the skills gap for Iredell County employers.

Iredell Ready Has Identified
Six Strategic Priorities


Preparing the Pipeline


Amplify Workforce Initiatives & Programs


Strengthening Industry & Education Partnerships​


Aligning Curriculum to Industry Needs


Creating Relevant Learning Opportunities


Upskilling & Reskilling our Existing Workforce

Our Leadership

Learn about our founding partners, a collaboration of industry, academia, government, and nonprofits.

Our Impact

Explore our impact. View how our partners are collectively enhancing our workforce pipeline in Iredell! 

Facts & Figures


High School
Graduation Rate


of Residents Have a Degree or Credential


Pop. Growth Since 2010 to 196,000 Residents


Highest Wage by
County in NC of $64,433