Monthly Archive:: March 2015

NICC President Believes in the Power of Education

Liang Chee Wee, Ph.D., the president of Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC), is someone you should meet. As one of our state’s foremost higher education leaders, Dr. Wee is personally engaging, vibrant and forward-thinking. Chances are, you

The Educonomy: It’s About Teamwork

Northeast Iowa’s Success = Education + Economy. The notion of an educonomy, a term that gained steam in educational policy circles in 2014, signals a new vision for Iowa’s – and the nation’s – future economic health

Guide to Careers: Be a Part of the Educonomy

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) wants your education and career goals to come true. Whether your plans include transferring to a four-year institution, or earning a degree, diploma or certificate to enter the workforce in two years

NICC Launching Apprenticeship Program

Apprenticeships for individuals in the skilled trades have a long history in the U.S. For decades, machinists, electricians, carpenters, plumbers, welders and other tradespeople have worked alongside the best in their respective fields to hone their skills

Driving Workforce Solutions

Lifelong learning is not simply a matter of getting from point A to point B. Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions understands this well in its development and delivery of training and education in

Good Economy! Great Time to Invest in Your Career

The U.S. economy is strengthening, job openings are at a 15-year high nationwide, wages are growing and Iowa’s unemployment rate is the tenth lowest in the nation.  Sounds pretty good, right?  Well, yes and no. While there

Start with us … Transfer Later (with less debt)!

Every year more than 7,000 students enroll at Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC), completing courses at campuses in Calmar and Peosta, centers in Cresco, Dubuque, Manchester and Oelwein, online or at their high schools. Our students grasp

Begin Your College Career as a Junior! We did!

Two Dubuque Hempstead High School seniors will begin their college careers as members of the junior class because of Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) agreements between their high school and Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC). By completing numerous

Career Pathway Certificate Student Plans Brighter Future

For a young person, a career in restaurant management is a way to pay the bills and work with good people, but the employment outlook tends to be more short-term, low on advancement opportunities and not family-sustaining.

Hormel Invests in Workforce through NICC

Progressive Processing, LLC, of Dubuque, a subsidiary of Hormel Foods, understands that collaboration with Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) will help to cultivate their own employees’ talent. Investing in employees and working with the College to deliver

We’re in this Together: Scholarship Donors and Recipients

Many scholarship donors to Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) arrive at their decision to make a lasting contribution because they realize that their support will have a powerful impact on students, the success of their families and

Help Wanted: Employers Looking to Hire the Following Graduates

Beef Science Technology Calmar The beef industry holds a dominant position in the world of food production, and this sector of agriculture is becoming increasingly technical and diversified. Beef production today requires managers who understand financial