Career Link

Contact

563-441-4372

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

This program can provide income-based financial assistance to individuals pursuing vocational training programs that do not qualify for traditional financial aid. Examples of programs that may qualify include production welding, truck driving, logistics, industrial maintenance, CNC machinist, ProE Basics, Industrial electricity, Lab Technician, alternative energy, food service/dietary manager, clerk/receptionist, home care aid, and certified nurse aid.

Columbus Junction Center- Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

Contact

1208 Colton Street
Columbus Junction, IA
563-288-6001

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Columbus Junction Center shares a building with the Columbus Junction Community School District. Services available at this location include evening associates degree classes, continuing education, HiSET, ESL, CNA certification, and training with large equipment and business/industry. Call for more information regarding how to apply, tuition, class schedules, etc.

Employment and Training Specialist- MCC

Contact

563-288-6177

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Employment and Training Specialist through Muscatine Community College can help prospective students plan out education and career paths and connect them to resources including possible financial assistance.

Gigi's Playhouse Quad Cities

Contact

3906 38th Ave.
Moline, IL 61265
309-762-7529

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Gigi's Playhouse Quad Cities is a Down Syndrome Achievement Center providing support and programming for individuals with Down Syndrome and their families. Programming starts with prenatal support through adult life skills and employment training. Also, all programs at Gigi's Playhouse are FREE.

Iowa Wesleyan College & Muscatine COmmunity College Bachelor Degree Completion Programs

Contact

MCC: 563-288-6001
IWC: 1-800-582-2383

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Iowa Wesleyan College partners with Muscatine Community College to offer Bachelor Degree Completion programs for Business Administration, Human Services, and Nursing. For more information contact:
Muscatine: 563-288-6001
Iowa Wesleyan: 1-800-582-2383

IowaWORKS: Youth @ Work

Contact

152 Colorado Street
Muscatine, IA 52761

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Youth @ Work is an employment program through IowaWORKS that works with young people. Services may include paid work experience, job training, help with transportation and child care, summer sessions, job preparation tools, and more. There is programming available for youth both in and out of the school setting with eligibility criteria as follows:

In-School Program:
-Be a citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the US, and
-Meet military Selective Services registration requirements, and
-Attending school (high school or higher), and
-Between 14 and 21 years of age, and
-Low income or living in a high poverty area, and
-One or more of the following:
Basic skills deficient
English language learner
Offender
Homeless
Pregnant or parenting
Disabled
Requires additional assistance to complete an educations program or to secure or hold employment

Out of School Program:
-Be a citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the US
-Meet military Selective Service registration requirements, and
-Not attending school, and
-Between the ages of 16 and 24 years, and
-One or more of the following:
School drop-out
Within the age or required school attendance but has not attended for the most recent school calendar quarter
Received high school diploma or equivalent but is low income and either basic skills deficient or English language learner
Subject to juvenile or adult justice system
Homeless
Pregnant or parenting
Disabled
Low income or living in high poverty area with need for additional assistance to complete education or secure employment

*All of the above information came directly from the flyer, available through IowaWORKS.

Transportation may be available with participation in the program

Kirkwood Community College Cedar County Center

Contact

1410 N. Cedar St.
Tipton, IA 52772
563-886-3101

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Cedar County Center provides college credit classes, including those for high school students seeking to earn college credit early. Also available are continuing education courses and high school/GED completion.

Kirkwood Community College- Cedar County Center

Contact

1410 Cedar Street
Tipton, Iowa
563-886-3101

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Resource updated: January 22, 2020

At Kirkwood's community center locations students can earn 2-year Associate's Degrees, some without ever having to travel to Cedar Rapids. Some other programs may be mainly based at the Cedar County Center with intermittent trips to the main campus. Students can also obtain general education credits to transfer to the main Kirkwood campus or another school.

Muscatine Community College

Contact

1208 Colton Street
Columbus Junction, IA 52738

Toll-Free Phone: 1-800-462-3255

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Muscatine Community College offers both college credit and continuing education opportunities through on-campus and online systems of delivery.

We are committed to delivering high-quality education and training that prepares a skilled workforce, provides affordable access to higher education, and builds and strengthens our communities.

Muscatine Community College

Contact

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761

Toll-Free Phone: 1-800-462-3255
Hours / Days of Operation:

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Muscatine Community College offers both college credit and continuing education offerings through on-campus and online systems of delivery.

We are committed to delivering high-quality education and training that prepares a skilled workforce, provides affordable access to higher education, and builds and strengthens our communities.

Muscatine Community College Wilton Center

Contact

1215 Cypress Street
Wilton, Iowa
563-288-6000

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The MCC Wilton Center offers a library as well as college credit and CEU courses.

Southeastern Community College

Contact

200 North Main
Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641
1-866-722-4692 Ext. 5314

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Southeastern Community College (SCC) offers learning opportunities for adults to develop the skills necessary for employment, training or post secondary education, or to earn a high school equivalency diploma. Students are assessed and services are provided based on their needs and goals. Instruction is provided at no cost to students. Classes are available for English language learners who want to improve their speaking, reading and writing for daily life and work.

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