Workplace Learning Connection

Creating a Ripple - It starts with you

If you’re a student in Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn or Washington counties in Iowa, we can put you in touch with area businesses.

A 30 minute program for high school students
highlighting a variety of local careers
archived episodes

Episode Featuring:

May 2013

General Mills- Engineering in  the Food Industry

Quality and Systems Engineering positions are explored in the wonderful world of food production at Cedar Rapid's own General Mills!

April 2013

 High Altitude/High Tech Careers!

Tri State Tower VP Diek Brunscheen and East Central Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative CEO Steve Marlow share information about their unique organizations and opportunities for future career growth! 

March 2013

Careers in Advanced Manufacturing


Careers in advanced manufacturing are featured with tours and interviews of professional at Centro and MSI Mold Builders. 

February 2013

IT Medical Careers

Featuring the many aspects of managing electronic  medical records in a hospital environment with specialists at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

January 2013

Careers in Bridal Industry

Featuring the talents and stories of floral designer and event planner, Adam Covington, Covington&Co., photographer Jessica Denton of Kazoo Photography and Dream Jobs segment, Rachel Haugland with Dostal's Catering owner Jeff Mumm

December 2012

Careers in Education

Featuring Iowa State Teacher of the Year, Tania Johnson and Dr. Kevin McCarville, founder of Educare, KeBecca Education Services.

November 2012

Careers in Health Care

Dr Tim Sagers, Mercy Clinics speaks about careers in Family Medicine and Melissa Fagan, NP with PCI Physicians and Clinics discusses careers as a Nurse Practitioner

October 2012

Careers in the Home Industry

Check out careers in home sales and building with Wendy Votroubek of Skogman Realty and Calvin Hodge of Hodge Company

September 2012

Careers in Wind Energy

Careers in Wind Energy via Kirkwood Community College featuring conversations with Jeff Mitchell and David Bennett!
May 2012

Careers in Arts and Entertainment

Featuring Brent Balbinot of ESPN 1600 Radio; Leslie Charipar, TCR Artistic Director; DREAM JOBS host Bailey Steinke of Kennedy HS with Erica Hoye of TCR

April 2012

Careers In Professional Sports

Featuring DREAM JOBS host Xavier May of IC West with Cedar Rapids Titans football staff:  Kyle Moore-Brown, Head Coach; KJ Black, Quarterback; Chris Kokalis, General Manager and Co-Owner

March 2012

Careers In Finance

Featuring Jeffrey Johnston, Premier Investments of Iowa; Financial Literacy Fair Event; Brian Hunt, Midwest One Bank

February 2012

Engineering Careers

Engineering week is celebrated during February. This episode features information about the Rockwell Collins HS Technical Internship Program and Rockwell engineering for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

January 2012

Careers in Fitness/Wellness/Self Improvement

Featuring Sister's Health Club mother-daughter duo Kylie and Mary Beth Helgens and an innovative approach to makeovers at Groovy Katz Salon in Iowa City

December 2011

Best of 2011 Shows

Featuring Michael Sjogren, CR Salvation Army; Ron Johnson, Cedar Rapids Police Department; chefs Jamie Lauren and Richard Blais of Top Chefs TV fame!

November 2011

Careers in Law & Order

Featuring career exploration with Judge Babs Liedsveld, Attorney Mark Brown; DREAM JOBS host Andrea Pyburn of Prairie HS with Iowa State Rep.Tyler Olson

October 2011

Careers in Outdoor Iowa

Featuring a Riverboat Pilot on the Mississippi and Department of Natural Resources careers in environmental sciences

September 2011

Careers In Railway Transportation

Careers in railway logistics and maintenance offered by the CRANDIC railway system

 Are you interested in becoming a
Mediacom "DREAM JOBS" Star?

Just email Laurie Worden with your idea!