Success Stories Archive

Alumni Profile: Homegrown Talent: Nursing Graduate Gets an Early Start

Alumni Profile: Breaking Barriers and Earning Accolades

Tonya Millard decided to enroll in the Administrative Assistant program at Northeast Iowa Community College in 1984 because she wanted a career that would make life better for her and her three children. “I wanted to instill

Alumni Profile: Every Day is Different

  Josh Pasker, a graduate of Northeast Iowa Community College’s Engineering Technology program, enjoys the collaboration and variety he encounters every day in his work as a mechanical designer for Lancaster Machine and Tool, Inc., in southwest

Student Profile: Nursing Student and Denlinger Scholar Finds Renewed Purpose

  Graduating from The University of Iowa in 2002 with a degree in psychology, Laura Vander Ploeg married her college sweetheart and started a family. When Laura became pregnant with her second child in 2009, the family

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