Today's global economy has forced significant changes in the way we deliver education. Nearly 70 percent of all new jobs require training beyond high school.
Secondary and post-secondary institutions need to work together, now more than ever, to ensure seamless college and career transitions for students.
Given this current outlook, Kirkwood, K-12 school districts and industry partners must strategically align to create a viable, educated workforce to sustain the competitive advantage and quality of life in our region.
(OTA) / (PTA)
The Linn County Regional Center is the primary location for both the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) and Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) programs.
Required program conferences and placement testing, as well as prerequisites and core arts and sciences classes, all will be offered at this location.
You can find out more about the programs below:
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapy Assistant
For directions to the Linn County Regional Center, click here.
Workplace Learning Connection
Co-locating at the Linn County Regional Center, is the Workplace Learning Connection. Fully embedded in the learning experience at the regional center, the Workplace Learning Connection brings students together with local business and industry to provide job shadows and internships. These experiential learning opportunities expose students to real life, on-the-job situations, while at the same time allowing industry to mold future employees.
Our unique partnership means Kirkwood will strive to provide programming in the academic areas students request most for on-the-job experiences. Last year’s job shadow data indicated Kirkwood’s programming aligns with many “hot jobs” students want: health care occupations, engineering and teaching. Learn more at www.kirkwood.edu/wlc
ICAN - Iowa College Access Network
ICAN's mission is to empower Iowans to achieve their educational and career goals through statewide comprehensive outreach, initiatives and partnerships with schools, groups and businesses. ICAN helps more than 300,000 students, parents and education professionals prepare for college each year. Learn more at http://www.icansucceed.org/
Linn County Regional Center
1770 Boyson Rd., Hiawatha, Iowa 52233