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.

https://www.nicc.edu/careerlearninglink/

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

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UERPC November Newsletter

Posted: Wed, November 22, 2017

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

  • Living in the Middle of Everywhere - Trasportation Summit
  • Board Spotlight - Adam Weigand
  • Disability Awareness Month
  • Building a Healthy and Productive Workforce
  • Decorah Selected for 2018 Community Visioning Program
  • Iowa Cancer Plan
  • Governor Reynolds Announces Statewide Childhood Health Capaign
  • Walking Past Cancer
  • Building Remediation and Redevelopment
  • Preservation Iowa 2018 Most Endangered Properties
  • UERPC offices are closed both Nov. 23rd and 24th in observation of Thanksgiving

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UERPC October Newsletter

Posted: Mon, October 16, 2017

Some of the headlines you can read about this month:

  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • Board Spotlight Kristie Wiltgen
  • Winneshiek County Named Home Base Iowa Community
  • Progressive Walking Supper
  • UERPC Staff Host Training and Team Building Event
  • NEIA Transportation Summit
  • National Walking Summit
  • UERPC offices closed in observation of Veterans Day on November 10th.
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Transportation Summit

Posted: Thu, October 12, 2017

Just a reminder to register for the upcoming Transportation Summit on October 18th at NICC-Wilder Center.

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UERPC September Newsletter

Posted: Mon, September 18, 2017

Some of the headlines you can read about this month:

  • Governor visits Northeast Iowa Region
  • Employee Spotlight - Amanda Judd
  • Enjoy a Walk This Fall
  • Congratulations Calmar!
  • UERPC travels to St. Paul for the National Walking Summit
  • Register to Exhibit at a Northeast Iowa STEM Festival
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