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: nheconomic12@gmail.com 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

Chickasaw County Fair Queen Competition Seeking Candidates

Posted: Tue, June 19, 2018
The Chickasaw County Fair Queen competition is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Chickasaw County Fair Queen.

Young ladies between the ages of 16-21, residing in Chickasaw County and/or have active involvement in Chickasaw County, and be involved in a leadership or service organization (church group, Girl Scouts, 4H, FFA, school council) are encouraged to apply.  Eligibility is not limited by 4H or FFA membership.
    
The Chickasaw County Fair Queen will receive a $250 scholarship and Alternate Fair Queen will receive $100 scholarship.  The queen's responsibilities will include being at the Chickasaw County achievement show, and attending the BIG 4 Fair in Nashua, representing Chickasaw County at the IA State Fair, and various events throughout the year in Chickasaw County.  

Application deadline has been extended to Friday, June 22, and can be found at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/chickasaw/application-forms, or by contacting fair queen coordinator, Megan Mueterthies at meissenmegan@gmail.com.  Interviews will be held at the Pub in New Hampton, on Tuesday, June 26th at 5:00pm.  Queen Coronation will be held at the Chickasaw County Achievement Awards Program on Sunday, July 15th at 6:00pm.

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ATEK Metal Technologies Announces Expansion

Posted: Wed, June 6, 2018
New Hampton's ATEK Metal Technologies announced on Tuesday that they're nearly doubling in size.

President Tom Christie says, "We added 40 percent to our low pressure permanent mold casting capacity to keep up with our accelerating growth."

ATEK is adding robotic de-gating and debuting of castings, which will be operational in July.

The expansion includes a 96-hundred square-foot addition and company officials say the 140 workforce will grow in the coming years.
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Job Fair!

Posted: Fri, April 20, 2018

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