What is PACE?
Southwestern Community College is taking the necessary steps to provide quality academic and employment training to send qualified persons into the workforce to obtain and maintain employment in high-demand fields such as healthcare, advanced manufacturing, information technology, and transportation/logistics.
The Pathways for Academic Career Employment (PACE) program provides a Pathway Navigator to assist participants on their educational journey. The Pathway Navigator will work with participants to identify barriers to success and will work with participants to minimize those barriers by connecting the students to the appropriate community resources. The Pathway Navigator will also work with individuals to access available funding to assist with the cost of education.
PACE can provide assistance in the following areas:
- Financial support
- Educational support
- Personal support
- Career support
Middle-skill jobs continue to represent close to half of Iowa’s employment and encompass a wide range of occupations from construction supervisors and machinists to dental hygienists
Middle-skill job opportunities can be found in all of Iowa’s industries from construction and manufacturing to finance & healthcare. In Iowa, they account for 50 percent of the jobs in the labor market, and many of them offer high pay with benefits. These jobs require more than a high school diploma, but not a four-year degree. Specifically, individuals who fill these jobs should have an associate’s degree, a certification or an apprenticeship.
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|High School/HSED||Certificate||One-Year Diploma||Two-Year Degree||Degree
These amounts are based on May 2012 southwest Iowa wage survey results. Actual wages may vary depending on location, demand, and additional experience.
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