What is PACE?
Pathways for Academic Career Education and Employment (PACE) is a support program designed to help those with limited income who lack the necessary funds to reach their educational goals, and those with challenges that have prevented them from pursuing or meeting their educational and employment goals.
How Can PACE Help Me?
PACE Pathway Navigators are with you every step of the way throughout your training. Your assigned Navigator will assist you with any needs that you may have by connecting you to resources not only on campus but in your community as well.
We will assist you in accessing available funding resources for both educational and personal costs. PACE may provide financial assistance for basic needs (food, shelter, utilities, etc.), transportation (gas cards, bus passes, car repairs), educational needs (tuition, books, fees, scrubs, tools, testing) and career needs (work uniforms, interview clothing, gas cards etc.)
Life still goes on while in college. Balancing them both can sometimes prove difficult. We can offer information and referrals on things like food assistance, transportation, childcare assistance, mental health, low income housing and budgeting just to name a few.
Am I Eligible for PACE?
In order to possibly qualify for PACE, you must:
- Meet one of the following: (Don’t worry, we’ll help you figure it out)
- Meet Income Guidelines
- Dislocated Worker
- No High School Diploma
- Seek training in a PACE eligible training program and pursue employment in that field upon completion.
PACE is designed to help fill Iowa’s skills gap by focusing on students who are pursuing careers in these fields.
How can I learn more about PACE?
Complete this short interest form or stop by our offices to speak with a Pathway Navigator.
Mason City Campus
Pierce Administration Building