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Iowa Central Launches Online Career Search Tool

    by Iowa Central Information
    Posted on 9/10/2015

Fort Dodge, Iowa (September 3, 2015) – Iowa Central Community College is pleased to announce that it has launched Career Coach, a free online tool that allows students and community members to explore potential careers.

Career Coach is designed to connect Iowa Central’s programs with reliable, local data for over 800 careers in Iowa Central’s area.  This is a great asset for our current students as well as prospective students and community members.  Career Coach can assist high school students in helping them to determine which career is suitable for them.

One can also visit any of Iowa Central’s Academic Programs page where one will see the Career Coach icon.  You can click on the icon to take you to the Career coach’s website.

Through a simple keyword search, students and any visitor to the College’s website can learn about the employment prospects of careers they want to research.  The real-time information is customized to the college’s geographic region and includes detailed wage estimates and up-to-date job postings associated with any career.  Users are directed to the College’s programs when searching for specific jobs.

If a career doesn’t look like the right fit, individuals can search for similar jobs and see the largest skill gaps to fill to move to that career.  They can also search for careers based on the college’s top training programs – or the program or major they are interested in.

Career Coach includes a built-in resume builder to help students and jobseekers quickly and efficiently put together an updated resume with key skills and job experience highlighted.

This workforce solution is funded in part by the IHUM Consortium which is 100% financed through a $15,000,000  grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.  IHUM offers resources to the public specifically targeting those eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for workers, unemployed/underemployed Iowans and U.S. veterans.  The TAA Grant amount awarded to Iowa Central is also being utilized to develop a state of the art simulation training center.

Career Coach can be accessed by visiting Iowa Central’s website at http://www.iowacentral.edu/Career_Services.