Economy Archive

Homegrown Talent

A deep commitment to serve the needs of each student and community in its 5,000-sq-mile district informs Northeast Iowa Community College’s mission. Workforce-relevant education and training, and initiatives customized to every student, cultivate our region’s homegrown talent. These

Future Ready. Homegrown Talent!

Future Ready: Northeast Iowa Community College! 

Collaboration and teamwork, not statewide procrastination, will achieve the Future Ready Iowa objectives by 2025. Outlined and championed by Governor Kim Reynolds and former Governor Terry Branstad, the goal of Future Ready Iowa is for 70 percent

Northeast Iowa Career Learning Link Benefits Students and Employers

The Northeast Iowa Career Learning Link (CLL) program offers numerous benefits for high school juniors and seniors and, at the same time, helps employers make authentic, local and grassroots connections with students in the community. Students such

Be In Demand

You have probably heard about careers that are “in-demand.” But what does “in-demand” really mean, and why should it matter to you? In-demand careers are found in nearly every employment area. Shortages of skilled employees drive hiring

Hot Iowa Jobs: Fast Payback for Your Education

The perception that attending a four-year college or university will lead to greater job security and pay, increased social mobility and financial prosperity is a deeply entrenched belief in American culture. Unfortunately, this perception does not match

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

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

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

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