Southwestern Community College (SWCC) is pleased to announce the launch of Career Coach, a free online tool that allows students and community members to explore potential careers.  Career Coach may be accessed by visiting the Career-Related Services page on SWCC’s website. 

While browsing Career Coach, through a simple keyword search, students and visitors to the college’s Web site may learn about employment prospects for careers they want to research.  The real-time information is customized to the college’s geographic region and includes detailed wage estimates and up-to-date job postings associated with any career. Users are directed to the college’s programs when searching for specific jobs.

If a career doesn’t look like the right fit, individuals can search for similar jobs and see the largest skill gaps to fill to move to that career. They can also search for careers based on the college’s top training programs — or the program or major of interest.

Career Coach includes a built-in resume builder to help students and jobseekers quickly and efficiently put together an updated resume with key skills and job experience highlighted.

This workforce solution is funded by the IHUM Consortium which is 100 percent financed through a $15,000,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment & Training Administration. IHUM offers resources to the public specifically targeting those eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for workers, unemployed/underemployed Iowans and U.S. veterans.

For additional information, please contact Ann Schlapia, SWCC Workplace Learning Network coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 641.782.1573.