Business Partnership Opportunities

 Partnership Overview

Discover ways to influence tomorrow’s workforce! If you are an area professional in Southwest Iowa, we can put you in touch with area high school students who:

  • Are interested in learning about your company, the kind of work you do, and what they need to study to enter the career field.
  • Are interested in applying what they’ve learned in class to the real world.
  • Would like to learn more about the opportunities found right here in the Iowa Western Community College Region.

Get Involved Today!

There are many ways to get involved! You can choose the level of commitment your company is able to provide. Work-based learning opportunities include:

  • Worksite Tour Host
    • Businesses and organizations invite students and educators into their operations to learn about the site and see the workplace environment.
    • Age Range: 9th-12th grade students
    • Time Commitment: Typically 30-60 minutes.
  • Job Shadow Host
    • Students are invited into a business to observe a career in action and learn directly from a professional.
    • Age Range: 10th-12th grade students
    • Time Commitment: Typically 1-4 hours.
  • Internship Host
    • Businesses and organizations host student interns to give them a hands-on experience in a specific career field.
    • Age Range: 11th-12th grade students
    • Time Commitment: Times vary, typically 45-90 hours.
  • Educator Internship Host
    • Businesses and organizations host a high school educator for a summer internship.
    • Time Commitment: Typically 40 hours.  
  • Career Exploration Activities
    • Businesses and organizations participate in career exploration activities, such as classroom guest speaking opportunities, mock interview panels or student career fairs.
    • Age Range: 8th-12th grade students
    • Time Commitment: Activities vary in length from 1 hour to half day.

If you are interested in learning more or committing to any of these activities, please complete the Business Participation Form.

Work-Based Learning Resources for Employers

Helpful Links

Intermediary Network Business Partners

Past and Current Partners

  • 89.7 the River
  • ABN Marketing
  • Acieta
  • Advance Southwest Iowa Corporation
  • Agape Red
  • Agriland
  • Agrivision
  • AIM Institute
  • Aire Serv
  • Airlite Plastics
  • All Makes Office Equipment
  • Alley Poyner Macchieto Architecture
  • Alorica
  • AM 590 ESPN Omaha
  • Amanda Heims Law
  • American Red Cross
  • Ameristar
  • Andersen Construction
  • Army/Army Reserves
  • Beacon Hills Catering
  • Beauty Operators
  • Black Hills Energy
  • Bloom Works Floral
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Bozell
  • Browns Shoe Fit
  • Canvas Concoctions
  • Carry On Trailers
  • Central Iowa Power Cooperative
  • Cherry Ridge Construction
  • CHI Health Mercy Hospital
  • Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
  • City of Council Bluffs
  • Clarinda Regional Health Center
  • Clarkson College
  • ConAgra
  • Conductix-Wampfler
  • Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce
  • Council Bluffs Community School District
  • Council Bluffs Fire Department
  • Council Bluffs Police Department
  • Council Bluffs Recycling Center
  • Daily Nonpareil
  • Delasco
  • Dharma Dog Training
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Edward Jones
  • Electricians Apprentice Training Center
  • Emspace Group
  • Engineering Technologies, Inc.
  • EW Scripps
  • EZ Way
  • First Data
  • First National Bank
  • Flex Physical Therapy
  • Flywheel
  • Fremont Contract Carriers
  • Godfather’s Pizza
  • Golden Hills Resource Conservation & Development
  • Google
  • Green Hills AEA
  • Hamilton & Associates
  • Harrison County Conservation
  • Health Center West Physical Therapy
  • Healthy Homes Family Services
  • Heartland Family Services
  • Heartland Family Services Therapeutic School
  • HGM Associates, Inc
  • Historic General Dodge House
  • Hot Shops Art Center
  • Hyvee
  • Iowa Army National Guard
  • Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities
  • Iowa Courts
  • Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Iowa Small Business Development Center – Council Bluffs
  • Iowa Western Community College Programs & Departments
  • Iowa Workforce Development
  • J&R Furniture
  • Jack Links
  • JFSCO Engineering
  • KETV
  • Kidwell, Inc.
  • Kiewit
  • KMA Radio
  • KMTV
  • KreativElement
  • Law Office of Gallner & Pattermann P.C.
  • Level 10 Performance
  • Lewis Central Community School District
  • Lisle Corporation
  • Loess Hills Floral
  • Lozier
  • Mahle
  • Marianna Industries
  • McClure Engineering
  • Menards
  • Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital
  • Methodist Physicians Clinic
  • Metropolitan Utilities District
  • Micah House
  • MidAmerican Energy
  • Midlands Dental
  • Midlands Living Center
  • Midwest Ag Services
  • Midwest Aviation
  • Miller Electric Company
  • Montgomery County Conservation
  • Morrissey Photography
  • National Guard
  • Nebraska Medicine
  • Nelson Machine & Forge
  • Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative
  • Novozymes
  • NSK
  • Olsen Eye Care
  • Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo
  • Omaha Public Power District
  • Omaha Public Schools
  • Omaha Truck Center
  • One Ton Welding
  • One World Community Health Center
  • Organic Farmer
  • OSI Oakland Foods
  • Owen Industries
  • Pella Corporation
  • Physicians Mutual
  • PlanIt Omaha
  • Plastic Professionals
  • Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office
  • Pottawattamie County Conservation
  • Pottawattamie County Emergency Management
  • Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office
  • Proxibid
  • Puck Custom Enterprises
  • Red Branch Media
  • Right Idea Media & Creative
  • Risney Photo
  • Riverside Community School District
  • Schrock Innovations
  • Shenandoah Medical Center
  • SIRE Ethanol
  • Sky Vu
  • SMV Industries
  • Southwest Iowa Mental Health and Disabilities
  • Stormchasers
  • Stuart Tinley Law Firm
  • Stuntz Family Dentistry
  • The Great Plains Motion Picture Company
  • The Valley News
  • Thrasher
  • Travel and Transport, Inc.
  • Treynor Ag Supply
  • TS Bank
  • TS Institute
  • Union Pacific
  • Union Pacific Railroad Museum
  • United Farmers Cooperative
  • UNO, Speech-Language Pathology
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • US Bank
  • Warren Distribution
  • Wausau Homes
  • Weirich Welding
  • Willow Park Vet Clinic
  • Woodbine Manufacturing
  • Woodmen Life
  • WOWT
  • Wyffels Hybrids
  • YMCA