Success Stories Archive

Five Reasons Businesses Choose Northeast Iowa Community College

“The most dramatic impact I have seen is the tailoring of education to match both the student and employer. Northeast Iowa Community College is an integral part in creating skill sets for both youth and adult learners.

Future Ready NICC

Northeast Iowa Community College established career pathways for many occupational fields, including advanced manufacturing, construction technology and healthcare. The benefit is that at each step, you can earn a credential and accumulate College credits to continue your

Why We Chose Northeast Iowa Community College – Students and Graduates

Liz Smith “I am excited to be on campus. I’m loving school for the first time in my life. The instructors at Northeast Iowa Community College really care about students and want you to succeed.” Associate of

Profile: Paulo Da Silva, a lifelong learner

Paulo Da Silva’s career is one that embraces lifelong learning. A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Mr. Da Silva, who grew up in Clinton, Iowa, served as an Americorps volunteer, commercial truck driver, a teacher’s aide and

“This Really is a Mental Sport”

Enrolling in Northeast Iowa Community College’s (NICC) Ag Business and Beef Science Technology programs was the logical decision for Andrea Baumler. But joining the Sports Shooting team sealed the deal. “By attending Northeast Iowa Community College, I

Andy Yarolim: Finding Solutions with IT Project Management

Keeping up with advances in Information Technology (IT) can be like trying to hit a moving target. Fortunately, training programs through Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) allow professionals to stay on pace with change. Andy Yarolim, an

Gas Utility Work is a Family Tradition

A career in the natural gas utility industry offers many benefits for prospective employees: good benefits and healthcare, career advancement opportunities, competitive pay and job security. Gas utility work is also something of a tradition for the

Profile: Jake Palen

Business and Community Solutions Student Gains Edge with Robotic Welding Training The common argument that robots will replace American workers in manufacturing environments, essentially taking jobs away from human beings, is not an accurate depiction of this technology

50 Years of Celebrating Bold Dreams and Achievements of Alumni

This year, Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) celebrates 50 years of success stories among the more than 24,000 alumni who have passed through the College’s doors and gone on to thrive in their chosen careers. For many

“Our Education is Never Completed”

Following her graduation from Northeast Iowa Community College’s (NICC) Associate Degree Nursing program in 1973, Jan Geertsema began a 40-year nursing career that included decades of experience in the cardiology departments at Mercy Health Center and Medical

Profile: Karen Jones

Prudential Invests in Employees through NICC Training programs for Prudential employees through Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions provide a solid return on investment for several major reasons, says Karen Jones, the director of

Profile: Mike Myers

NICC is a Vital Healthcare Education Resource Mike Myers has served as the chief executive officer of Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon for 17 years, has worked in healthcare administration since 1990 and understands Northeast Iowa Community