A collaborative approach to workforce training
What is the Business Partnership?
The Partnership allows employers to invest in the professional development of their employees.
For over 20 years, NIACC has collaborated with companies across North Iowa to make the Business Partnership possible. Each year approximately 30 North Iowa companies pool membership fees to provide employees access to multiple, high-quality training programs led by top-ranked national and regional trainers.
The Business Partnership is an investment in your employees.
Employee training and development increases engagement and helps set the stage for long-term retention. It also increases accountability and grows leaders. The Business Partnership maximizes training dollars. Training topics are broad enough to apply to all business sectors. Content is delivered in a concentrated format so participants are able to take away skills they can put to use as soon as they return to work.
Business Partners Take Advantage Of…
- Cost-effective, high quality training
Because the costs are shared between many organizations, Partners have access to high-caliber trainers at a fraction of the cost.
- Variety of professional development topics to meet the needs of a wide range of employees
Each year, course content is chosen by participating companies. Just a few examples of former Business Partnership topics include developing skills in leadership, human resources, and communication.
- Convenience and flexibility
Courses can be viewed in person at NIACC or via live-stream. Some classes even have the option to view a recording of the session in the weeks following the class.
- Networking opportunities
Meet and exchange ideas with other professionals in your community.
- Early access to other professional development opportunities
Business Partners are often the first in the area to listen to our speakers. Oftentimes, organizations will bring a speaker to their own location for a company-specific workshop. Additionally, participants receive regular updates on other upcoming professional development opportunities being offered at NIACC.
Members of the Business Partnership can register full time employees to attend any of the Partnership classes (usually 10-12) offered throughout the year. Because the Partnership is designed to meet your needs, you can pick and choose which employees you send to different classes. One employee may attend all offerings while others only come to one or two… it’s up to you!
Because the costs are shared, the Business Partnership is a highly affordable program. In most cases, the membership fee for a full year is less than the cost of hiring just one of our speakers! Partners pay an annual membership fee that varies based on size. Contact Jamie Malek (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information on pricing.
Registration is now open for the 2020 season, which begins in October!
For more information about the Business Partnership and how your organization can be involved, contact Business & Industry Program Manager, Jamie Malek, at 641-422-4076 or email@example.com.