• CB Career Acceleration
  • 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 CB Career Acceleration

    The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce is a proud partner of 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: 

    • Conduct a Work Ready Workshop.
    • Creating a LinkedIn Profile – and complete the Rock Your Profile video. 
    • Add participants to the CB Chamber support LinkedIn group. 
    • Overview of proper interview technique and appropriate clothing.
    • Assist in updating participants’ resumes. 
    • Resumes will be shared with local hiring managers
    • Work Ready Workshop recommendation letter from Alicia Frieze, Workforce Development Director.
    • One year of check-ins and assistance. 

     

    ELIGIBILITY:

    • Must be actively seeking to enter the workforce or advance a new career 
    • 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
    • Headshot (indicate in registration if you don't have one.) 
    • Notebook 
    • Laptop (if you have one, if not please email Alicia Frieze | alicia@councilbluffsiowa.com) 

     

    Please check the calendar for event dates and to 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. 

  • READY TO GET STARTED? 

  • For more information or to get started:

    Please contact Alicia Frieze | Workforce Development Director