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.
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Northeast Iowa Dairy & Agriculture Foundation
The Northeast Iowa Dairy & Agriculture Foundation is a non-profit, grassroots organization formed to provide progressive outreach for youth, students, farmers, industry and consumers to strengthen and support a strong agriculture community. Education is the driver in all of the Dairy & Agriculture Foundation’s efforts and is achieved in partnership with Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC). This allows students enrolled in agriculture programs at NICC to experience hands-on learning in the barn and in the fields. Several farmer workshops, trainings and events are hosted each year. The foundation operates the one-of-a-kind Iowa's Dairy Center, which includes an educational facility and a full dairy farm. Learn more at the Iowa's Dairy Center website.
Chambers of Commerce
Northeast Iowa Community College and several chambers of commerce in northeast Iowa work together to promote business growth for new and existing businesses. Through these joint partnerships, a capacity is developed to be more market-responsive to the local employment needs of community businesses. Regional workforce skills can be identified and developed through collaborative training initiatives. The College partners with more than 15 chambers of commerce in Northeast Iowa, including:
- Cresco Area Chamber of Commerce
- Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce
- Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
- Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce
- New Horizons Chamber, New Hampton
- Oelwein Chamber and Area Development
- Waukon Chamber of Commerce