Youth CareerConnect (YCC)

Youth CareerConnect (YCC)

Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC) was awarded the Youth CareerConnect Grant (YCC) in Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek Counties. Participating juniors will select a two year pathway in one of the five designated H-1B industries, take college credit courses and participate in an array of work based learning opportunities, all while on course to receive their high school diplomas. Through the participants’ junior and senior year of high school, they will receive individualized career counseling to better prepare and equip students with the skills needed in post-secondary life. The grant aims at bringing high schools, colleges, and various businesses together to redesign the high school experience.

YCC Provides the Following Benefits:

  • Job Shadow(s)
  • Internship(s)  
  • Mentoring
  • College Credits  
  • Classroom Speaker(s)
  • Financial Aid Assistance
  • Connect Students to Employers
  • Public Assistance Referrals
  • Resume/Interview/Job/College Application Assistance   
  • Program/Job Fairs
  • Career Based Learning
  • Individual Career Coach 

5 Designated H-1B Industries:

  • STEM
  • Business/Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing

For more information contact: Fern Rissman
Youth CareerConnect Specialist-Career Coach
Phone: (563) 380.4290

News Headlines

UERPC March Newsletter

Posted: Mon, March 19, 2018

Some of the headlines you can read about this month include:

  • ICOG Legislative Breakfast
  • Upcoming Events
  • Healthy kids and families live 5-2-1-0
  • IowaWORKS to host "Real Colors" workshop
  • Iowa Association of Councils of Governements Staff Training
  • Winter Marathon Challenge Receives Positive Feedback from Participants
  • Luther College Job Fair a success
  • NEIRHTF has funding available
  • UERPC offices will be closed Friday, March 30th for Good Friday
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UERPC February Newsletter

Posted: Mon, February 19, 2018

Some of the headlines you can read about this month include:

  • Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission is Accepting Housing Rehabilitation Applications
  • Employee Spotlight Aaron Detter
  • Iowa Walking College Application Open Until March 1st
  • 2018 Northeast Iowa Job Fair being held March 1st
  • Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival
  • Leadership Impact Award
  • Complete the Clayton County online survey and have your voice heard!
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Clayton County Comprehensive Plan Survey

Posted: Fri, February 23, 2018

Take a few moments to share your thoughts on the future of Clayton County!

Clayton County is updating its goals for housing, economic development, transportation, agriculture, natural resources, public facilities, land use and more, to be incorporated in the Clayton County Comprehensive Plan.

Public input is essential to gauging what has worked so far, and where the county can go from here. Complete a brief online survey and have your voice heard! Thank you!

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UERPC January Newsletter

Posted: Mon, January 15, 2018

Some of the headlines you can read about this month include:

  • Discussing Legislative Priorities
  • Board Spotlight Amy Bouska
  • Winneshiek County Housing Study Completed
  • Winter Marathon
  • WSB Volunteer Recognizedf by West Union
  • Let's Get WISE on Workforce Recruitment
  • Iowa Trasportation Commission Approves Statewide Iowa's Transportation Alternatives Funding
  • Community Job Fair
  • NICC Small Business Development Center partners with WCDI to provide consulting services for businesses in NE Iowa
  • Green Iowa Americorps Home Assessment
  • EDA Notice of Investment Award
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