Iowa Central: Business & Community PACE
Business & Community: PACE

Business & Community: PACE

Pathways for Academic and Career Employment (PACE) is designed to assist individuals with securing quality employment.

Eligible Participants must meet a variety of requirements, which include but are not limited to:

  • Credit or non-credit
  • Low Income Up to 250% Poverty Level
  • Iowa Resident
  • Iowa Central Community College Classes only
  • Must take Assessment
  • Registered with Selective Services
  • Must have High School Diploma

How does PACE help?

Career Navigators are available to help connect you with the guidance and resources you need to be successful. Every person’s journey is unique, and our navigators offer customized and personal support to help you transition smoothly!

Whether your journey begins with earning a high school equivalency diploma, taking a non-credit career certificate course, or pursuing a degree, our navigators will provide support along the way!

Our goal is to help individuals find employment opportunities that will help provide stability for themselves. Industries targeted are the following:

  • Information Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation & logistics
  • Various other industries determined by the state

What support is provided?

Based on eligibility, you may qualify for the following:

  • Career & Education Guidance
  • Mentoring
  • Soft Skills Development
  • Supportive Services
  • Tuition Assistance


For more information, contact: Melissa Vorrie at 515-574-1972 or

I chose Iowa Central because of the amazing opportunities and teachers. When I came to visit, I fell in love with the teachers in my program of study.

Ruth Chalstrom
Human Services
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