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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Posted: Mon, May 15, 2017

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Posted: Fri, May 12, 2017

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