• Student Resources

  • Earn While You Learn
  • EARN + LEARN 

    IOWA'S REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS

  • YOUR PATH TO A SUCCESSFUL CAREER STARTS HERE.
    No matter your interests, Registered Apprenticeship Programs can help you find a career that’s your perfect fit! Plus, when you become a Registered Apprentice, you’ll start working – and earning – from day one with little to no college/educational debt. And you’ll get the support you need to be successful.

  • CHILD CARE READY

    Child Care Ready by CCR&R is designed to help individuals seeking a career in early childhood education. This accelerated professional development series includes coaching, mentorship and best practices, that will help individuals to become Child Care Ready! Child care providers will be able to serve children and families in your community, while making an income from home. This educational series offers all the pre-certification training required to start as child care center staff or start a home child care business. The Child Care Ready series can assist communities in building child care solutions.

    Want to open your own business? Learn more here. 

  • Southwest Iowa Workforce Connection
  • High School Students

    Be better prepared for life after high school and build real world experience in an industry you enjoy!

    Southwest Iowa Workplace Connection connects students from school districts in Pottawattamie, Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Page, and Shelby counties in SW Iowa with area business professionals who are interested in preparing our region’s future employees.

  • IowaWORKS - YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT SERVICES 

    Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) is dedicated to the concept that knowledge is power. Our intent is to promote workforce development via the strengths and attributes young Iowans bring to the marketplace. 

    Ask the Right Questions When Researching Career Paths, Resources and Programs

    • Will the job exist in 5-10 years?
    • Will it pay a wage to support my lifestyle?
    • What do I like to do? 
    • What can I learn easily?
    • Can I use the skills I have?

    Interest, aptitude and other assessments can help measure interest, ability and other traits that may affect success.

  • O*NET ONLINE 

    O*Net Online can help you build your career by aligning your skills with the workforce.  Or use the site to find the job you desire and discover what skills you need to get hired and become successful. 

    O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

  • FUTURE READY IOWA

    In today’s rapidly changing and technology-driven world, high-demand careers require education and training beyond high school.  This is the new normal.  Start planning your path to be future ready!