Northeast Iowa Community College is committed to providing a "community focused" approach to education. To meet this goal, the College partners with several organizations to promote economic growth, expand educational services and implement workforce development projects tailored to the specific needs of the northeast Iowa region.
College partners include:
- Chambers of Commerce
- Employers' Council of Iowa
- Greater Dubuque Development Corporation
- NICC Library
- Northeast Iowa Business Network
- Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Opportunity Dubuque is a nationally-recognized, collaborative job training effort developed in response to local employers’ needs for a skilled workforce. Through this initiative, individuals complete industry-driven certifications to upgrade their skills or launch their careers. A win-win for students and employers, Opportunity Dubuque builds career pathways for students to enter the workforce and continue their education and training while filling employers’ demand for talent in high-wage, high-demand careers. Since 2012, Opportunity Dubuque has trained and employed hundreds of individuals in advanced manufacturing, transportation and information technology careers. New for 2016, Opportunity Dubuque is offering additional certifications in culinary foundations, information technology and construction and restoration. Learn more about Opportunity Dubuque..