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

News Headlines

UERPC March 2019 Newsletter

Posted: Mon, March 18, 2019

The UERPC March 2019 Newsletter has bloomed! Check out the newsletter to learn about:

  • Northeast Iowa STEM Festival
  • ICOG Legislative Update and Staff Training
  • "What Would You Do with $1,000?"
  • A Bittersweet Goodbye, a Heartfelt Hello
  • Bicycle Safety in Schools

THINK SPRING! 

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UERPC February Newsletter

Posted: Mon, February 18, 2019

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

  • Call for Applications - Multi-Modal Transportation Grants
  • Employee Spotlight Katie Nolte
  • And the Winner is....  2019 Healthiest State Annual Awards
  • Beat the Blues Winter Marathon Reminder
  • Requesting Vendors for the 2019 STEM Festival
  • FREE Friday Morning Open Gyms
  • Fern Rissman is Retiring
  • The UERPC offices are closed for Presidents Day

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February 20th RPA-1 Transportation Meetings Cancelled

Posted: Thu, February 7, 2019

Due to a winter storm warning and expected snow accumulation, all three RPA-1 transportation meetings scheduled for February 20, 2019 in Postville are cancelled and will be rescheduled. This includes the Enhancement Committee meeting at 9:00 a.m., the Technical Committee meeting at 10:00 a.m., and the Policy Board meeting at 11:00 a.m.

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Feb. 7 RPA Meetings Cancelled

Posted: Thu, February 7, 2019

The Iowa 511 road conditions website is showing every highway in the area partially covered with mixed snow, ice, or slush. Many schools have been delayed. To keep everyone safe, and to ease any potential schedule hardships due to delays, todays’ RPA-1 meetings are cancelled and will be rescheduled.

This includes all three RPA-1 meetings originally scheduled for today: Enhancement Committee (9 a.m.), Technical Committee (10 a.m.), and Policy Board (11 a.m.).

Thank you all, and be safe!

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