EICC Business & Industry News

Connect with nature through EICC classes at Nahant Marsh

January 5, 2024

Join the naturalists and staff at Nahant Marsh Education Center for some hands-on learning this spring. Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is offering a series of continuing education classes that will allow participants to connect with nature in new ways.

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Applications open for Fall 2023 Venture School cohort

August 4, 2023 | Dawn Neuses

The Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) will host Venture School Oct. 4 – Nov. 15.

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Free Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Course on May 24 at EICC

May 23, 2023

Join us for our upcoming course, "Stop Watering the DEI&B Leaves, Treat the Roots," offered at no-cost to you through Eastern Iowa Community Colleges' (EICC) Office of Continuing Education.

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Lighting a Fire on Leadership

January 24, 2023 | Griffin Wagner

At first, there were some doubters in the classroom at Clysar Industries. Not everyone believed they needed Frontline Leadership Training from EICC.

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Welders

January 24, 2023 | Griffin Wagner

Mike Begyn is the kind of instructor students gravitate toward. A plain-spoken welder and horseman, Mike tells them exactly what they need to hear: “You can do anything you put your mind to. Try again!”

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Writing About Your Life and Legacy, Nov. 8

October 10, 2022

Do you ever think about how you want to be remembered? Are there things about your life that you want to share with your children and grandchildren, but you just aren’t sure where to begin?

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Become an Iowa Substitute Teacher - Online Classes Start Oct. 17

October 7, 2022

Local school districts are struggling with a shortage of substitute teachers. To help support our K-12 partners, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) is offering the required course to earn a Substitute Teaching License. To earn your authorization, you must complete the Board of Educational Examiners Approved Substitute Authorization Program available through EICC.

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Putting a Lid on the Great Resignation

September 23, 2022 | Griffin Wagner

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in June 2022, 4.4 million Americans permanently quit or changed jobs, and 10.7 million job openings were reported. With numbers like this, it’s nearly impossible to find a company in any sector that is fully staffed. As a result, some companies are minimizing job requirements to fill…

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When its a Challenge to Keep on Trucking

September 23, 2022 | Griffin Wagner

According to the American Trucking Association, trucking companies in the United States suffered a record deficit of 80,000 drivers last year. Given that trucks move more than 70% of American freight, a lack of drivers spells substantial disruption. This shortage impacts our supply chain, and creates challenges for those in the industry—whether they are behind…

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Free Course: Therapy Dog Orientation, Sept. 29

September 21, 2022

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges’ Office of Continuing Education is excited to kick off its 2022-2023 ‘Lifelong Learning Series’ with Therapy Dog Orientation, on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

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