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

Advance Iowa To Offer Succession Planning Webinar

Posted: Mon, February 19, 2018
Advance Iowa To Offer Webinar Series on Succession Planning

Advance Iowa, a comprehensive consulting program for midsized companies, will host a monthly webinar series in 2018 on succession planning, beginning Feb. 22. It's estimated that 85 percent of businesses have no succession plans in place, although a majority of firms will change hands in the next decade as baby boomers retire. "We have found that business owners need information and resources about all aspects of succession planning," said Dan Beenken, director of Advance Iowa, which is based at the University of Northern Iowa. "We've assembled a full schedule of topics that will answer questions, and we plan to provide tools that help small and medium businesses start the succession planning process." Visit www.AdvanceIowa.com for more information on each webinar, find the link to sign up or learn more about succession planning. All webinars are scheduled from noon to 1 p.m.
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Community-Based Preventative Health Screenings

Posted: Mon, February 19, 2018
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventative health screenings will be in our community on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at New Hampton Community Center. Ultrasound screenings to Identify risk factors for Cardiovascular disease include; Carotid Artery (plaque buildup-a leading cause of stroke), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body), Peripheral Arterial Disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs), a Heart Rhythm Screening (an EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation-irregular heartbeat) and an Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for men and women. Being proactive about your health by knowing your risks helps you and your doctor address problems early.

Register online TODAY at www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle  and receive your "Community Circle" discount and your Preferred Appointment!
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Business Training Opportunity

Posted: Fri, February 2, 2018
Our Chickasaw County Business Community Sector Board has a goal to increase the skills of our local employees.  One of the ways to accomplish this is by offering local, high quality training.  NICC has developed a great opportunity for customer service, leadership, and team work trainings in Chickasaw County through a Business Sector Board Alliance.  The cost is $175 for two staff to attend five trainings at the Basic Level.  They also have an Executive Level training for $100 more, if you are interested.  In order to move this forward, we need at least eight businesses to commit to this training.  In order to do this the easiest way possible, we are asking those who are interested to fill out the following Chickasaw County Survey by February 9, 2018 by 5:00 pm.  Once they have gathered the results from the survey, NICC will then work with their trainers to get the course offerings scheduled.  They will aim to start in March of 2018.

Our goal is to assist in growing our local human capital and to provide high quality training that will meet our community's needs.  If you have any questions, please contact Megan at nheconomic12@gmail.com or 641-394-2437 or Holly O'Brien at obrienh@nicc.edu or 563-562-3263 ext 144.
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