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What is Career Link Essentials+?

An employment readiness program offered through Eastern Iowa Community Colleges in partnership with area employers.  

What does Career Link Essentials+ offer?

An opportunity for individuals to receive training essential to obtaining employment. 

Participants will be awarded: 

1. Career Link Competencies Certificate - Awarded to individuals based on their Work Keys scores after completing assessments in:

  1. Locating Information
  2. Applied Math
  3. Reading for Information

2. Career Link Essentials Certificate – Awarded to those who successfully adhere to the strict attendance policy and complete either one of the following:

Manufacturing Career Link Essentials Non-Manufacturing Career Link Essentials
A 56-hour training program that runs four nights a
week for four weeks.
A 32-hour training program that runs four days a
week for two weeks.
(Pre requisite – Essentials Competency Certificate)
10-Hour OSHA Safety Certificate Program Behaviors in the Workplace   
Behaviors in the Workplace Computer Basics
Behaviors in the Workplace Communication
Communication Teamwork    
Intro to Blue Print Reading Time Management/Career Exploration & Assessment
Math & Measurement Quality & Problem Solving
Time Management / Career Exploration & Assessment  
Quality & Problem Solving  


3. Career Link Essentials+ Certificate - Will be awarded to those successfully completing short term certificate programs. Scholarships are available for those meeting eligibility guidelines. There are also specific requirements for entry into each program.

Manufacturing Certificate Programs
(Pre requisite: Manufacturing Career Link Essentials Certificate)
Non-Manufacturing Certificate Programs
(Pre requisite – Non-Manufacturing Career Link Essentials Certificate)
CNC Machinist Accounting Assistant
Industrial Electricity Child Development Associate
Industrial Maintenance Clerk/Receptionist
Logistics Customer Service
Production Welding Food Service/Dietary Manager
ProE Basics Home Care Aide
Truck Driving Medical Transcription
  Nurse Aide
  Pharmacy Technician


Want to be a Career Link Essentials+ partner?

As a partner you have access to:

  • A pool of potential employees  

  • Detailed information on student’s attendance and progress

  • A dynamic, flexible curriculum that meets changing partner needs

  • A hotline in which to list job openings

How can I get my company involved?

Complete the Partner Letter of Intent form and pay the applicable membership fee.