High School Students

WLN FemaleInBusinessPartner now!  Connect today's students in career exploration to develop leaders of tomorrow.

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Contact Us:

Valerie White
Workplace Learning Network Coordinator                                                                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                                                        
641.782.1573                                                                                              

Southwestern Community College
Workplace Learning Network
1501 W Townline St.
Creston, IA 50801

 

ElevateCompanies need skilled workers. Community colleges have programs to train those workers. Elevate is a one-of-a-kind partnership between industry and Iowa community colleges put in place to:

  • make careers in advanced manufacturing appealing via statewide marketing.
  • educate students, parents, and K-12 educators about great careers.
  • point students to community colleges to get trained.

Iowa community colleges invested $10,000 each to the Elevate program. The colleges intend for Elevate to be the “business endorsement” for the efforts of the Intermediaries in the local K-12 schools by communicating to kids that industry has great jobs and that, when the time comes, local community colleges can prepare students for these opportunities.

Elevate’s role in the partnership:

  • Statewide marketing about great careers in advanced manufacturing.
  • Statewide marketing about Intermediary resources available to students/teachers.

Elevate is the portal that has the capability to reach every teacher and student.

For more information, please visit elevateiowa.com!

 

WLN JobShadowPhotoWhat is a job shadow? A job shadow is an opportunity for students to learn about a career or specific occupation by spending the day with a business professional at their workplace.

Curious about a specific career or company environment? A job shadow is the ideal way to explore your options and receive first-hand learning experience of your chosen career pathway. Business and industry mentors will provide a wealth of information regarding job requirements, expected education, and other learning opportunities a student may take advantage of during high school.

Job shadows are scheduled for a minimum of two hours and maximum of eight hours during one day. If you are interested, please contact the Workplace Learning Network to schedule your job shadow or visit the WLN forms page to complete a Job Shadow Request Form.

Helpful Hints for a Successful Job Shadow

Before the Job Shadow

Preparing for the Job Shadow

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Contact Us:

Valerie White
Workplace Learning Network Coordinator                                                                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                                                        
641.782.1573                                                                                              

Southwestern Community College
Workplace Learning Network
1501 W Townline St.
Creston, IA 50801

 

 

 

HS WeldingSWCC's welding Career Academy is designed for students to learn basic welding skills along with how to operate tools, identify different metals, and interpret blueprints. Successfully completing the four-course sequence yields a student 12 college credits and a basic welding certificate from Southwestern.

Classes are held in Red Oak and Leon.  Welding is a one-year career academy and students will take classes in blue print reading, introduction to fabrication, introduction to oxyacetylene, welding, cutting and brazing, and shielded metal arm welding.