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June Trustee Education: College and Career Transition Counselor Initiative 

The Iowa College and Career Transition Counselor (CCTC) Initiative allows for Community Colleges and high schools to share positions that help students in exploring college career options and preparing for careers with necessary training and education. CCTC counselors will spend time at high schools each week, providing students with information about various career options; helping shape their career exploration and studies; and providing guidance and assistance so that students identify career and educational goals and take the necessary steps to make a successful transition from high school to college and careers. There are currently 25 College and Career Transition Counselors serving across the state of Iowa. Next year, this number will grow to at least 53 counselors reaching over 15,000 students with the support of $2 million in federal Community Project Funding. Join us in learning more about the important initiatives and the challenges and opportunities in the coming years.


Gail Zehr, District Coordinator, College and Careers Transition, Des Moines Area Community College

Naomi DeWinter, President, Muscatine Community College.

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Session Reflection Webinar 

June 29, 2022

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Join us as we discuss what occurred this session, what will have an impact on our Colleges, and looking forward toward the 2023 legislative session.

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Community Colleges for Iowa Conference July 20-22

Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City

Register today!

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming Community Colleges for Iowa Conference in July at WITCC. Exciting keynote speakers from Zoom and Apple, engaging concurrent sessions, and fun activities are in store for conference attendees and guests! Registration ends June 15, so do yourself a favor and sign up now.

Conference Attendees

Conference attendees can look forward to a full schedule of social time, keynote presentations, and a plethora of engaging concurrent sessions. These sessions will cover topics such as managing cybersecurity risks, non-credit partnerships, DEI on campus, accelerating student learning with augmented and virtual reality, and many more. A full list can be found here on the conference website under “Concurrent Session Descriptions.”

Keynote speakers include Ted Brodheim from Zoom, Jay Matheson from Apple, WITCC alumnus Erica Carter, and Roy Salcedo, Director of Equity and Inclusion at Community Colleges for Iowa. Full descriptions can be found here under “Keynote Speakers.”

Look under “Conference Schedule” for a detailed itinerary!

Conference Registration: $350

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Guest Attendees

Guests can look forward to wine tasting at Oscar Carl Vineyard, visiting important sites in Sioux City like the Grasslands Preserve and Orpheum Theatre, and getting creative with flower arrangement using native flowers and plants from the Loess Hills. A full itinerary can be found here.

Guest Registration: $75

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Golf Outing

Join fellow golfers at the Whispering Creek Golf Course before the conference starts on July 20! Check in is at 9 a.m. with golf starting at 10 a.m.

Golf Registration: $65

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Hotel Information

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
300 Third Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
$104 + tax
Use code 2007IACCTR. Block hold until June 20, 2022.
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Courtyard Marriott
901 4th Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
$119 + tax
Block of rooms under Western Iowa Tech - IACCT Conference. Block hold until June 6, 2022.
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Community Colleges for Iowa Conference July 20-22 at WITCC. Special keynote speakers from Apple and Zoom. Register today!

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