Would you like to showcase your business, build career awareness, reach potential employees and influence the future workforce? You can build awareness of career opportunities and spread the message that great careers exist right here in Siouxland; and we can help.
WITCC Intermediary Network (A Member of the Iowa Intermediary Network) is a work-based learning program available to help students build career awareness and workplace readiness while cultivating positive relationships between business and education. We provide opportunities for students and educators to interact with industry professionals and connect today’s students to future careers through high-quality, real-world experiences.
We can put you in touch with area students and educators who are interested in learning about your company and what skills and education students will need as they move toward their career pathway through job shadows, work site tours, internships, externships, and more.
If you would like to participate, please complete the business interest form or contact us today.
Small Group < 10 - Time Commitment: 30-90 minutes
Large Group > 10 - Time Commitment: 30-90 minutes
Coordinate a visit to your workplace to allow students to interact with professionals, learn about your organization, and experience your industry firsthand
Career Development Day - Time Commitment: Half day to full day
Expose students to a variety of careers in your field and the life skills needed for these careers. May be a scheduled day or an informal setting.
Classroom Speaker - Time Commitment: 1-2 hours
Share your personal pathway of preparing for your career, the rewards and challenges you experience, and offer advice
Mock Interview - Time Commitment: 1-3 hours
Emulate a professional interview and provide constructive feedback
Job Shadow - Time Commitment: 1-4 hour maximum
Host an individual student or small group at your worksite where they can survey the various departments in the company and better understand the real-world application of education and skills
Teacher Externship - Time Commitment: 15 hours
Host a teacher for a summer internship that aligns with the curriculum they teach. Educators learn current industry trends and technology to take back to their classroom and implement in their curriculum to better prepare students post-graduation. Educators are given one education credits through the AEA as well as a stipend.