One great partner we have is the Workplace Learning Connection(wlc). WLC was founded in 1998 as a not-for-profit partnership of Kirkwood Community College and Grant Wood Area Education Agency serving K-12 students in seven counties.
In July 2011, WLC became a department of Kirkwood Community College. WLC coordinates career speakers, career fairs, work site tours, job shadows, internships, and teacher professional development to help districts and area students become better informed in their post-secondary education and career decisions.
This year to date we have 37 students participating in job shadows and had three students participate in internships this past summer. We'd like to see those numbers increase -- so if you are a parent reading this -- please encourage your students to talk to MS/HS Counseling Department to find out more information about application procedures.
Below is the most recent update we received regarding WLC. If you'd like more information about how you may be able to partner with the WLC, please contact our Counseling Office (319-228-8701 ext. 356) or the WLC directly (319 398-1040).