Workforce Advantages

Workforce Advantages

New Hampton has an available, well educated workforce and workforce development education and training solutions to help you expand your business horizons.

Regional Laborshed Study

To see the 2015 Workforce Needs Assessment, click on the link below.

If you are looking for specific information, please contact Tammy or Megan at 641-394-2437 or by email: nheconomic@windstream.net and they will help you find what you need.


Workforce Development, Education and Training

New Hampton is located within convenient commuting distance to several two-year community colleges and four-year graduate colleges.

Northeast Iowa Community College: Located within 30 minutes in Calmar, Iowa, provides economic development and training services that assist businesses in growth and development, increasing productivity, and enhancing employee skills. Services and training are high quality, cost effective, customized and convenient. Training can be done on-site or on a NICC Campus. On-site training is a convenient and economical way to utilize high quality training.

260E Iowa New Jobs Training Program:
This program assists businesses that are creating new positions or new jobs. If a company is expanding or locating a new facility in the state, New Jobs Training can provide flexible funding to meet a variety of training needs. The assistance available ranges from highly specialized to basic skills training for new positions. Companies engaged in manufacturing, processing, assembly of products, warehousing, wholesaling, research and development, and the provision of services with out-of-state customers are eligible.

260F Iowa Jobs Training Program: This program helps businesses fund customized training for current employees. NICC assists with the development of the training programs that are funded by forgivable loans. The maximum award for each project at a business site is $25,000. A business site may be approved for multiple projects-with funding over a three-year period, not to exceed $50,000. A cash match is required for projects exceeding $4,999. The assistance available ranges from highly specialized to basic skills training for new positions. Companies engaged in manufacturing, processing, assembly of products, warehousing, wholesaling, research and development, and the provision of services with out-of-state customers are eligible.

Custom Designed Training
NICC offers an extensive list of training opportunities:
  • Computer applications
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Quality and productivity
  • Technical skills
  • Employee issues
  • Online Courses for Management, Business and Manufacturing

NICC's Continuing Education offers numerous courses in the area of business, management and manufacturing. For more information on NICC education and training programs, visit NICC's website, call NICC/New Hampton Community Career Specialist, Diane Diiro, 641-229-0931 or email: diirod@nicc.edu
  
University of Northern Iowa: Located in Cedar Falls, a short 45-minute drive from New Hampton. UNI offers a comprehensive program of outstanding undergraduate education and complementary graduate programs. Undergraduate degrees programs include: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Technology. Graduate degree programs include: Master of Accounting, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Music, Master of Public Policy, Master of Science, Master of Social Work, Specialist in Education, Specialist in Science, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Industrial Technology. UNI has ranked second in Midwest top public universities by U.S. News and World Report for six consecutive years. UNI has been ranked among the nation's "Top 100 Values in Public Colleges" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine.
  
Wartburg College: A nationally recognized four-year liberal arts college, is located in Waverly, just 30 minutes from New Hampton.
  
Luther College: Located in Decorah, 40 minutes from New Hampton. Luther is an undergraduate liberal arts institution of about 2,600 students offering more than 60 majors and pre-professional and certificate programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree.
  
Upper Iowa University: Located in Fayette and within one hour's drive of New Hampton, is the largest private college in Iowa. UIU is a four-year, liberal arts institution of higher learning offering quality degree programs serving a widely diverse student clientele, including both recent high school graduates and mature learners. Upper Iowa University offers degrees and certificates in a variety of fields and specialty areas. Most field areas are available for study through more than one learning option (including distance learning opportunities).

News

Housing-Contractors Meeting

Posted: Thu, April 27, 2017
One of the big projects the Economic Development Office has been working on over the last several months is the shortage of single family housing available in our community.  We are working with many different groups of individuals from our community including realtors, bankers, IDC board members, and contractors.

We will be holding a housing meeting with area contractors on Tuesday, May 2 at 8 am in the Community Center Building.  This meeting is open to any contractors wanting to attend.  If you have any questions, contact Tammy or Megan at 641-394-2437.
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Lunch & Learn Opportunity

Posted: Thu, April 20, 2017
For any business, being able to connect with potential customers is an incredibly valuable tool. What's even more valuable is connecting with those customers at the exact moment they are searching for the products and services you offer on the internet.

VGM Forbin and New Horizons Chamber of Commerce are providing an exciting learning opportunity during Small Business Week to help you use techniques developed by Google to improve your online marketing initiatives to bring more customers to your business's front door. The education will center around three key objectives:

-Growing Your Business Online
-Promoting Your Business With Google Adwords
-How Brands Win in Moments that Matter

All education materials for this event have been prepared by Google. VGM Forbin will be on hand to present the materials, answer your questions, and lead discussions about best practices.

Event Details

Where: The New Hampton Community Center: 112 East Spring Street, New Hampton, IA 50659
Cost: $5 per attendee
When: Tuesday, May 2 at noon (lunch will be provided)
Who: Event will be hosted by VGM Forbin and New Horizons Chamber
What You'll Receive: Education on online branding techniques from industry experts and Google-branded merchandise

To reserve your spot, call the Chamber at 394-2021.
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New Hampton Farmer's Market

Posted: Mon, April 17, 2017
New Hampton's Farmer's Market will continue to be on Thursday evenings from 4-6 pm this summer.  The Farmer's Market will run from June through September and be located in the Car Quest parking lot.

There will be no fee for vendors to set up and spots will be first come, first serve.  If you have any questions, please contact Megan at 641-394-2437.
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