Northeast Iowa Career Learning Link
Northeast Iowa Career Learning Link (CLL) is a program that exposes students to high-demand career areas and sets them on the pathway to career and educational success beyond high school. The program provides work-based learning opportunities for students in partnership with local businesses.
Benefits for Students and Educators
- Students (and parents!) save time and money by knowing the career path to follow after high school.
- Career coaches work with students to find the right post-graduation plan.
- Opportunities for job shadows, internships and career mentoring.
Benefits for Business Partners
- Recruit future workforce by connecting with schools and individual students.
- Provide professional development to teachers regarding careers in your industry through workshops and externships.
- Serve as a career mentor to a student interested in your field of work.
Forms and Resources
Career Learning Link Upcoming Events
|Oct. 3||Advanced Manufacturing Student Tour - Winneshiek County||Winneshiek County||Students|
|Oct. 9||Advanced Manufacturing Student Tour - Chickasaw County||Chickasaw County||Students|
|Oct. 17||Advanced Manufacturing Student Tour - Fayette County||Fayette County||Students|
|Oct. 29||Advanced Manufacturing Student Tour - Clayton County||Clayton County||Students|
|TBD||Advanced Manufacturing Student Tour - Dubuque County||Dubuque County||Students|
|Sept.26||CTE CAreer Learning Teacher Tours w/AEA - AG (no tour, work day only)||Elkader||Teachers|
|Oct. 28||CTE CAreer Learning Teacher Tours w/AEA - Business||Decorah||Teachers|
|Nov. 12||CTE CAreer Learning Teacher Tours w/AEA - Family Consumer Science||Edgewood||Teachers|
|Nov. 14||CTE CAreer Learning Teacher Tours w/AEA - IT/Applied STEM||New Hampton||Teachers|
|Sept. 12||Who Works the River||Quad Cities||Students|
|Sept. 16||Brooks Harper Speaker Event - Calmar||Calmar||Students|
|Sept. 17||Brooks Harper Speaker Event - Manchester||Manchester||Students|
|Sept. 21||Skilled Trades Expo - Truck Country Training Facility||Dubuque||HS Seniors|
|Sept. 24||10th Grade Career Pathway Day - Calmar||Calmar Campus||HS Soph.|
|Sept. 25||Gundersen La Crosse Hospital/EMS Tour & Veterans Memorial Hospital||La Crosse/Elkader||Students|
|Oct. 2||NFV Businesses in the Hopitality Industry/tourism Day||TBD||Students|
|Oct. 11||Future Ready Iowa '19 Employer Summit - Manchester||Manchester||Employers
|Oct. 11||Norman Borlaug Inspire Day||Cresco||Students|
|Oct. 22||10th Grade Career Pathway Day - Peosta||Peosta Campus||HS Soph.|
|Oct. 30||NICC Agriculture Career Fair||Dairy Center||Students|
|Nov. 12||Adams Pet Hospital Tour and Career Experience||Asbury||Students|
|Nov. 22||Gundersen Eploratory Surgery Day||La Crosse, WI||Students|
|Nov. 5||Electric Cooperative Career Day | Allamakee Co. Coop||Postville||Students|
|Dec. 11||NICC Cresco Center & RHS Healthcare Careers Event||Cresco||Students|
|TBD||Bear Creek Archeology Experience||Cresco||Students|
|TBD||Allamakee County Opportunity and Networking Fair||Waukon||Students|
|TBD||Land Survey & Civil Engineering Career Day||Manchester||Students|
|TBD||Future Ready Iowa '19 Employer Summit - Norplex/Postville||Postville||Employers
|TBD||Future Ready Iowa '19 Employer Summit - Conlon Constuction/Dubuque||Dubuque||Employers
|Feb. 25||Girl Scout Career Event - Calmar Campus||Calmar||Scouts|
|Apr. 8||NICC/UIU Career ExplorationFair||Fayette||Middle School|
|Apr. 17||NE Iowa High School Welding Competition||Peosta||Students|
|Apr. 21||9th Grade Campus Experience - NICC Calmar Campus||Calmar||9th graders|
|Apr. 23||9th Grade Campus Experience - NICC Peosta Campus||Peosta||9th graders|
|May 1||Gundersen Exploratory Surgery Day||La Crosse||Students|
“At the day-long program at the Mayo Clinic, I performed six mock orthopedic surgeries and biomechanical engineering experiments. The Perry Outreach program and the Career Learning Link partnership allowed me to grasp a better understanding of what surgeons and engineers really do on a day-to-day basis.”
West Delaware High School graduate
“Winneshiek Medical Center has offered job shadows, tours, and experiential learning to students across the area for decades. Because experience is one of the key methods of learning used in health care, it was a natural fit to partner with the Career Learning Link to continue offering these experiences. Our collaboration with NICC Career Learning Link is important because it gives us the opportunity to connect with the bright and dedicated youth in the area who may one day become our employees.”
Elly Lensch, MLS
Winneshiek Medical Center Education Department
“My students began to see the benefits of the program right away through working with their career coach, going on job shadows and self-reflection. Participating in the Career Learning Link is for every student who wants to give their future a jump start.”
Jodi Ehlers, Business Teacher and School-to-Work Coordinator
Edgewood-Colesburg High School