Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC) administers the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) in Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek Counties. The agency provides employment and training opportunities for low-income individuals and other special groups. WIOA offers assistance through classroom, pre-employment and on-the-job-training. The programs offer financial incentives to businesses who participate in on-the-job training.
Region 1 Employment and Training maintains seven offices throughout the area:
132 West Greene Street, PO Box 219
Postville, IA 52162-0219
Phone: 563-387-7493 Toll Free: 866-520-8986
312 Winnebago Street
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: 563-382-0457, ext. 412 or 563-387-7493 Toll Free: 866-520-8986
110 Allamakee Street (located in Allamakee County Courthouse)
Waukon, IA 52172
By appointment only 563-387-7493
Hwy 150 South, 1400 Technology Drive
Oelwein, IA 50662
(WIA on Wednesday by appointment only)
For appointment you may call: 563-387-7492
205 E. 2nd Street
Cresco, IA 52136
600 Gunder Road
Elkader, IA 52043
By appointment only: 563-387-7493
24 North Chestnut Avenue
New Hampton, IA 50659
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Please take a few moments to complete a community transportation needs survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JNHGG23. The information collected through this survey will help our region’s Passenger Transportation Advisory Group understand your issues and needs, and work to address them through the region's Passenger Transportation Plan. The deadline to participate in this survey is Friday, Sept. 29th.
If you are an agency, business or organization in Northeast Iowa that coordinates client transportation or has clients with transportation needs please take a moment to complete the 2017 Agency Transportation Needs Assessment. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JNJRTJV. The information collected through this survey will help our region’s Passenger Transportation Advisory Group understand your issues and needs, and work to address them through the region's Passenger Transportation Plan. Your input will also allow for a more thorough knowledge of available resources in the area.
The deadline to participate in this survey is Friday, Sept. 29th. Thank you!
The regional Transportation Advisory Group has worked with EARL Public Transit and Upper Explorerland to plan a regional Transportation Summit on October 18th at NICC (Calmar). NICC is a partner for the event and has provided the Wilder Business Center location, and funds were granted by ITC to assist with planning and implementation. Two keynote speakers and 9 best practice speakers will shed light on transportation concerns and solutions for NE Iowa. We invite regional stakeholders in economic development, transportation, workforce, tourism, education, non-profit/services, and recreation to attend the event to engage in a discussion of how transportation supports economic development and quality of life for area residents. Visit the following websites to register and learn more:
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