Business and Community Solutions: Bringing Education to the Communities We Serve

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Explore a new path through Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions!

Business and Community Solutions offers a variety of affordable personal and professional courses designed to provide high quality training for those wanting to upgrade job skills, explore new careers or develop new skills.

For community members interested in learning more and earning more, enrolling in a new certification or job skills training program, licensure or continuing education class series provides professional and personal benefits while contributing to the broader success of the community.

Exciting renovations to the Wilder Business Center expand upon the College’s ability to provide enhanced services to communities. Ideally located on the Calmar campus, the center serves as a hub for conferences and meetings, along with professional training services to communities in Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties and beyond.

Equipped to be the location of choice for events, business meetings and training programs, the Wilder Business Center features state-of-the-art technology, boardrooms, breakout rooms and a 200-seat auditorium. The center is host to more than 8,000 square feet in meeting space, a computer lab equipped with
17 computers and Internet access, a fully-equipped boardroom with video conference capability and high-speed wireless access points throughout the facility.

In a sense, the Wilder Business Center at Calmar provides this six-county rural area what the highly visible and successful Town Clock Center for Professional Development provides at its urban location in Dubuque. With areas dedicated for business meetings and professional instructional space, the Town Clock Center also offers a full array of training programs in business, management, information technology, healthcare, advanced manufacturing and other licensure opportunities.

The Calmar and Dubuque-based facilities, along with NICC centers in Cresco, Dubuque, Manchester, Oelwein and Waukon, bring education and training options to everyone in the College’s district.

Training programs impact success; similar to a ripple effect, community members who receive additional training and certification through Business and Community Solutions programs may qualify for a new job or a promotion at a current workplace. Businesses benefit, too, from having employees with higher level skills that can lead to increased productivity, sales and opportunities to expand.

Of course, when you consider that the NICC district is a sprawling 5,000 square miles in area, commuting to a campus or center may still prove difficult to do on a regular basis. Businesses who have training needs for new and current employees may also choose on-site programs that are customized to match their workforce needs.

On-site training sessions at businesses have included customized training in the areas of: computer technology, health and safety, industrial technology, leadership/management, productivity, quality improvement and more.

Learn more about the programs and services available at the Wilder Business Center, Town Center for Professional Development or at
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