Small Business Development Centers
Do you need help starting your business? Or are you in business and looking for help with growth and management? The IWCC SBDC provides no cost, one-on-one, business advice and resources to help with business planning, business startup checklists, management, marketing, financial health, financing and more.
The Economic Development department works with SW Iowa manufacturers, distributors, and other eligible industries. WE help you become more competitive by providing the resources and training to help improve and expand the skills and productivity of your workforce through the 260F and 260E state-funded programs.
Customized Training & Apprenticeships
Able to deliver you customized training and provide apprenticeship training and consulting to address your workforce needs throughout all industries. You can also participate in the multiple Centers of Excellence in Advancement Manufacturing, which prepares you in the high-technology field of manufacturing.
Non Credit quality programs for professional and personal development.
Are you looking to update your skills, advance in your current career, achieve professional CEUs for licensure renewal, or just want to learn for fun? Iowa Western Community College Continuing education programs and customized training options can help you achieve your individual or organization’s goals.
If you are looking for a pathway to better pay, increased job potential or a jumpstart to a degree program, IWCC Adult Education can help. We offer adults 17 and older accessible, quality instruction that will develop their life, work, and literacy skills. Programs include Adult Basic Education (ABE), English as a Second Language (ESL), and High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED).
WBL & Intermediary Network Program
If you are an area business looking for a dynamic hands-on way to connect and develop a talented workforce for your business and community, IWCC’s Work-Based Learning and Intermediary Network program is your solution. We connect high school students and educators in the region with local businesses and industries through work-based learning activities. The WBL and Intermediary Network program works with employers to coordinate classroom speakers, worksite tours, career exploration activities, internship connections, Quality Pre-Apprenticeships, and Registered Apprenticeships, as well as coordinating teacher tours, externships, and other educator professional development opportunities.
Iowa Western and the Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce have developed the REWAARD program to offer Pottawattamie County companies financial assistance for the training of their employees. Companies must provide employees with a raise after completion of the training. Fill out this application to start the process.