EICC named a Home Base CHAMP
In 2015, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad announced that Eastern Iowa Community Colleges was designated a Home Base Iowa Certified Academic Military Partner (CHAMP).
“The Home Base Iowa initiative aims to ensure that members of the military leaving the service are met with an abundance of career and academic opportunities right here in Iowa,” said Branstad. “Lieutenant Governor Reynolds and I continue to be impressed by the outpouring of support for the Home Base Iowa initiative through the Home Base Iowa Community and Home Base Iowa CHAMPs programs.”
The U. S. military is drawing down 350,000 active duty personnel over the next five years. Iowa desires to honor America’s veterans and to recruit those transitioning military members to Iowa. The Home Base Iowa Act is a series of incentives offered statewide to make Iowa more competitive to recruit transitioning military members.
The Home Base Iowa CHAMPs ensure Iowa is an attractive place for transitioning military members who choose to pursue education first or in addition to private sector employment. Also, Home Base Iowa Businesses pledge a certain number of jobs for veterans and post their jobs on the Home Base Iowa website, www.homebaseiowa.org while Home Base Iowa Communities create a welcome transition from active duty through additional incentives at the local level.
Together, each component of Home Base Iowa is one element of a comprehensive effort to make Iowa the smart and strategic choice for service members as they transition to civilian life.
To become a Home Base Iowa CHAMP, a college must meet very specific criteria in the areas of On-Campus Veteran Resources, Mindfulness of Service Member Transitions and Financial Considerations.
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) is one of just 12 colleges in the state, both public and private, two- and four-year, that have received the designation.
EICC, which includes Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges, enrolls more than 400 veterans and their dependents each year. The college is VA approved and is also designated as a Military Friendly college.
For more information go online to www.eicc.edu/military or call toll-free 1-888-336-3907.
Questions? Call toll-free 1-888-336-3907, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the college nearest you and ask to speak to an advisor.
- Clinton Community College, 563-244-7000
- Muscatine Community College, 563-288-6000
- Scott Community College, 563-441-4000
It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Debora J. Sullivan, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-3487, email@example.com or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, Illinois 60661-7204, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.