EICC Intermediary Network

What is an Intermediary?


Mission: Employable

Launched by the Iowa Workforce Development, this podcast will include exciting interviews with thought leaders in business and industry, workforce stakeholders and economic developers among others.  The interviews will include discussions about key workforce programs, initiatives, innovations and resources available to Iowans as well as discussions about the impact of the pandemic on workforce and steps parties are taking to minimize the impact.  Leaders who are creative and innovative will talk about current events and how Iowa can use the pandemic as an opportunity to advance more Iowans into exciting new career pathways. 

New episodes released every Tuesday

Real Piece of Work 

Matt Rebro of Russell Construction and Melissa Pepper of Total Solutions talk with people from a wide variety of professions about what they do, how they got started, and how you might follow in their footsteps. Trying to figure out the right career for you? Check out A Real Piece of Work: The Jobs Podcast for Young People . A Real Piece of Work is a partnership between Junior Achievement of the Heartland and WVIK, Quad Cities NPR

The Intermediary and Work-Based Learning Activities Coordinator connects students to career exploration opportunities in Iowa through exciting, work-based learning with highly dynamic and technology-driven industries. 

The Intermediary Coordinator strives to cultivate meaningful work-based learning experiences for students, from job shadows and internships to workplace visits and career days. Every day students get the opportunity to learn more about exciting careers right here in Iowa!


Eastern Iowa Community Colleges works to EMPOWER middle and high school youth by helping them better understand themselves, and the world of work, provide opportunities to EXPLORE career options, and ENGAGE them with local business and industry to provide real-world and hands-on experience that inspire academic and career success.


Every individual in our workforce region will have high quality career experiences so they become motivated to pursue and achieve academic and career success.

Service Area

EICC Intermediaries serve Clinton, Jackson, Louisa, Muscatine, and Scott Counties in Iowa.

Intermediary Staff

Dustin DeWeerdt


Dustin DeWeerdt 


IVRS Career Coordinator

Erica Ewert


Erica Ewert     


Intermediary & Work-Based Learning Activities Coordinator 

Tishly Herrington


Tishly Herrington 


Associate Director for Postsecondary Transition