Employment and Training
Selecting a career, getting the training, obtaining employment, and maintaining a job are all critical skills. The following agencies provide assistance to persons at various phases of preparing for, obtaining, and maintaining employment.
Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD) of Iowa
4403 First Ave. S.E. Suite L 7
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(covering Clinton, Jackson counties)
(319) 294-4180 Voice/TTY
To ensure a productive life for all deaf and hard of hearing individuals. This is accomplished through quality programs designed to increase self esteem, communications skills, independence and employment skills. Training for sign language, interpreting services, job-seeking and placement skills. (Note: Referral maybe needed from another agency such as IVRS , Case Management, etc.)
Community Care Inc.
108 Industrial Drive
DeWitt, IA 52742
Vocational services include sheltered work, community based assessments, supported employment program, summer youth program and placement services. (note: need to be referred and funded by another agency such as IVRS, Case Management, etc.) Residential services and supports are also offered.
1710 E Maple Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
Work evaluation and work adjustment. Sheltered work services. Job seeking skills and work skills training. Supported employment and job placement. Community based assessments. Summer youth program. (note: need to be referred and funded by another agency such as IVRS, Case Management, etc.)
Eastern Iowa Community College District
Clinton Community College
1000 Lincoln Blvd
Phone: 563-244-7100 or 1-888-336-3907
Contact: Susan Sacco 563-244-7003
There are numerous sites where classes are held such as Maquoketa Community Center, Central High School, Bellevue High School and Calamus-Wheatland High School. Skill development in math, reading, and writing. GED classes and testing. Academic support for vocational-technical and academic programs of study. Skills Shop available for all credit students.
ICCOC: Iowa Community College Online Consortium (Internet) and tele courses are also available.
ACCESS Program: Vocational courses available on community college campuses, including Clinton, to special education high school students who have unmet vocational needs. Contact person: Sue Fleck 1-888-336-3907
Iowa @ Work
326 West 3rd Street
Davenport, IA 52801
Contact: Karin Till
400 N. Bluff Blvd Clinton, IA
Contact: Dr. Hope Gardina (563) 242-4257 ext. 1295
A four year liberal arts college. Bachelor and Masters degrees
Iowa Department for the Blind
411 3rd Street SE Suite 745
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 365-9111 or 1-888-346-9557
Web Site: www.blind.state.ia.us
Vocational evaluation , counseling, training and job placement for persons who are blind or visually impaired. Training in alternative techniques of blindness, e.g. cane travel, Braille etc. Assistive devices/modification related to training and employment. Library of material in alternative formats such as tapes, Braille and large print.
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Clinton Services Unit
215 6th Avenue South #2
Web Site: www.ivrs.iowa.gov
The mission of the Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS) is to work for and with individuals who have disabilities to achieve their employment, independence and economic goals. IVRS works with persons at least 16 years of age who have a disability that limits their ability to obtain or maintain employment. Eligibility for Vocational Rehabilitation Services must be determined on an individual basis. IVRS offers vocational guidance and counseling, assessment and evaluation (including community based assessment) , training and education, job placement assistance and many other services. Each high school has a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor assigned.
Iowa Workforce Development Center (WFDC)
714 West Platt, Maquoketa, IA
Web Site: www.iowaworkforce.org
Employment services include skills assessment, career and job seeking skills assistance, resume development, job placement and referral. Labor market information. Unemployment insurance benefits.
Job Corps of Iowa
902 West Kimberly Road
Davenport, IA 52806
563-445-0656 or 1 800-367-6795
Web Site: jobcorps.doleta.gov
Vocational and educational training in a structured residential setting located in Denison, Iowa. Job training, college-credit coursework, and job placement in many trades, GED or high school diploma classes. Single parent program with Child Development Center also available.
Temporary Employment Agencies
Sedona Staffing Services
108 South Main Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060