Workforce Advantage

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

A Laborshed Study was completed in Spring 2019 by Iowa Workforce Development in partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority.  The following reports show labor characteristics for the Cedar Valley Region, of which New Hampton belongs.

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.

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.

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.

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 Business and Community Solutions division offers numerous courses in the area of business, management, healthcare and manufacturing.

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).