• CB Career Acceleration
  • CB Career Acceleration CB Career Acceleration

    The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce is a proud partner with the Iowa West Foundation.  With their financial support, the CB Chamber is able to bring valuable workforce programming to area residents.
     

    The CB Career Acceleration Program is focused on residents that are currently under or unemployed and are looking to start a skilled career. 

    The CB Career Acceleration Program provides opportunities for participants to receive assistance as they search for a new occupation.  

    The program will provide support for each participant either during this workforce-ready workshop or by helping them get enlisted in a local continuing education course in the career path of their choice.


    WHAT THE CB CHAMBER WILL DO: 

    • Creating a LinkedIn Profile – and completing the Rock Your Profile video
    •  Overview of proper interview technique and appropriate clothing
    •  Assistance with creating or updating their resume

     

     
    WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU: 
    • Current resume (If you don’t have one, please check our Resume Prep Guide here to see what information you need to bring with you to create your resume.) 
    • Headshot (Indicate in registration if you don't have one.) 
    • Notebook 
    • Laptop (Indicate in registration if you don't have one.)  

     

     
    ELIGIBILITY:
    • Interested in working in Pottawattamie County or the surrounding area
    • Must be eligible to legally work in the United States

    Please check the calendar for event dates and register. This is a FREE program. 

    ** We require 5 participants to have the orientation. If there are fewer you'll be notified and moved to the following month. 

    Below you will find links to two resume samples.  These are great reference tools.  You will also find a resume guide.  The guide will tell you what information you should bring with you to either develop or update your resume. 


    Professional Resume

    Simple Resume

    Resume Guide

    CB Tech Career Acceleration CB Tech Career Acceleration

    CB Tech Career Acceleration program is completely free for you to participate in thanks to the partnerships of AIM Institute, Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce, Centro Latino of Iowa, and Iowa Western Community College and our grant from Google. 

    During these classes, you will explore the five areas of tech where you can find a career.  After the course, you qualified to enlist for phase two.  Phase two is also completely free.  During phase two you will complete 100-hours of coding classes and English as a Second Language.  After course completion, you will receive a one-year subscription to LinkedIn Learning, an IT navigator for next career steps, and a Google Chrome. 

    OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:
    • 100 Hours of Coding Classes 
    • English as a Second Language
    • Direct IT Navigator support
    • Career track training 
    • Resume preparation 
    • Rock Your LinkedIn Profile workshop and setup help
    • One year license to LinkedIn Learning 
    • LinkedIn – participant support group
    • If your next steps are to start your career. You will receive assistance in applying for open career opportunities in our community. 
    • Google Chrome Book - to keep!
    • HiSet program (if needed) 

     

    ELIGIBILITY:‚Äč
    • Must be 18 years of age
    • Must be actively seeking to enter the workforce or advance a new career 
    • Enrolling in or ready to enroll/participate in a continued education opportunity
    • A resident of Pottawattamie County 
    • Interested in working in Pottawattamie County or the surrounding area
    • Must be eligible to legally work in the United States
     
    We will walk any interested participant through the simple steps of applying and getting started. 
     
    If you have any questions you may reach out to:
    Itzel Lopez 
    402-591-1042
    ilopez@aiminstitute.org

     

     
     
     

     

    CB Career Acceleration - E2E CB Career Acceleration - E2E

    The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce is a proud partner of IWCC's E2E program and is excited to deliver CB Career Acceleration – E2E. This program is focused on our residents that are currently under or unemployed that are looking to start a skilled career. 
     
    The CB Career Acceleration provides opportunities for participants to get assistance after their education journey to help them prepare for employment and receive assistance in employment placement. 
     
    This program is a supportive program for Iowa Western Community Colleges Education to Employment.  (If you are not approved for financial assistance with E2E, this program may be able to assist in getting you enrolled.  - Please speak with Amanda Oloff.)
    Individuals that participate in CB Career Acceleration – E2E will receive the following opportunities as well as be put in direct contact with hiring businesses in their completed certification occupation.  
     
    WHAT WE'LL DO: 
    • Creating a LinkedIn Profile – and completing the Rock Your Profile video
    •  Opportunity to receive a LinkedIn Learning subscription for up to one year. 
      • If LinkedIn Learning is requested and granted those individuals will get an overview and orientation on LinkedIn Learning and the course material, they are expected to complete
    •  Overview of proper interview technique and appropriate clothing
    •  Assistance with creating or updating their resume
    •  Resumes will be shared with local hiring managers, and you are guaranteed an interview
    •  One year of check-ins and assistance
     
    ELIGIBILITY:
    • Enrolled in or completing a continued education opportunity
    • Interested in working in Pottawattamie County or the surrounding area
    • Must be eligible to legally work in the United States
     
    WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU: 
    • Current resume (If you don’t have one, please check our Resume Prep Guide here to see what information you need to bring with you to create your resume.) 
    • Headshot (Indicate in registration if you don't have one.) 
    • Notebook 
    • Laptop (Indicate in registration if you don't have one.) 
    • Certificate of course completion
    • Onboarding sheet from E2E 
     
    ** We require 5 participants to have the orientation. If there are fewer you'll be notified and moved to the following month. 

     

     
  • READY TO GET STARTED? 

  • For more information or to get started:

    Please contact Alicia Frieze | Workforce Development Director