North Iowa Area Community College celebrates a 95 percent placement rate as reported in the 2009 Career Placement Report.
The 2009 Career Placement Report study, conducted by the NIACC Career & Internship Center, involved 189 graduates of the one- and two-year training programs in the College’s Business, Health, Agriculture and Industrial Technology divisions. The survey response rate was 84 percent.
“The College serves area residents by providing training opportunities for high demand careers with attractive wages, and serves our business community by developing a well-trained workforce,” said Terry Schumaker, NIACC Career and Internship Center director, noting that NIACC’s placement rate has exceeded 90 percent for more than a decade. “At a time when Iowa faces population declines and an uncertain employment outlook, it is important that our skilled graduates are finding employment and staying in Iowa.”
Of 42 career programs with graduates in 2009 at NIACC, 26 experienced 100 percent placement. It is not uncommon for NIACC graduates’ starting salaries to compete with experienced level wages across the state and nation. Some of the top starting salaries went to NIACC students completing studies in the areas of associate degree nursing (ADN); licensed practical nursing (LPN); physical therapist assistant (PTA); agricultural sales and service; climate control technology; and tool and die technology.
The Career & Internship Center provides services for businesses, NIACC students and NIACC alumni. The Center organizes job fairs and career/college days, works with students on choosing a major, conducting an internship, developing job search tools, conducting a job search, and partners with Iowa Workforce Development to match up businesses with qualified job seekers.
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