Workplace Learning Connection Resources

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NCC’s Department of Workforce and Economic Development

To help our regional economy, NCC’s Department of Workforce and Economic Development provides customized training solutions, funding opportunities, and outreach programs to our partner businesses and communities.

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Explore the knowledge and skills required for each Career Cluster™ and Pathway. Find sample education plans and view brochures for each Career Cluster™ .

Interest Survey

This interest survey determines top clusters for students to explore. Available in English and Spanish.

Elevate Advanced Manufacturing

Consider a career in manufacturing in Iowa! Educators and students should use this resource to explore Iowa’s advanced manufacturing field.

Iowa Career Coach

Iowa’s Career Coach is an exploration tool that allows users to:

  • research careers (by tasks, typical education, wages, and employer demand)
  • find training providers
  • create a resume
  • connect to job opportunities

Iowa Workforce Development

This provides job outlook and wage data about offerings at your local IowaWORKS office.

Labor Market Information

Find out about the current workforce, employment, wages, and economy status in Iowa at

Mapping Your Future

This career exploration resource includes sections for middle/high school, undergraduate, graduate, student loan borrowers, parent, and middle/high school counselors.

O*Net OnLine

Eexplore careers on this website! Find occupations by Career Cluster™ or sort by Career Pathway.