GAP Tuition Assistance

  • This program provides needs-based tuition assistance for approved short-term continuing education training programs for in-demand occupations.

  • Since non-credit programs are not eligible for federal financial aid, this program is designed to bridge the funding gap for individuals that meet program and income guidelines to complete short-term training programs.

WE Build Waterloo

  • The WE Build Waterloo Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship program is designed to create interest in a variety of construction trades and career paths into these occupations.

  • Participants will be introduced to thirteen different construction trades, learn introductory skills, have access to employers, and will set themselves on a course for family sustaining wages and benefits.

  • The course is certified by the National Center for Construction Education and Research

  • (NCCER) which is a national recognized provider of construction trades curriculum, assessments, and safety conscious programming.

  • Participants will also engage in a 12-week housing rehabilitation cohort to develop on the job skills and experience.

Ignite: Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing

  • Hawkeye Community College is launching a new program called IGNITE: Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing, a foundational skill development program designed to stimulate student interest in Advanced Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 careers.

  • Students will learn about manufacturing careers and apply what they have learned through hands on competency based projects.

Pathways to Academic Careers and Employment

  • Pathways to Academic Careers and Employment (PACE) provides customized support services to enable eligible students to acquire effective academic and employment training to secure gainful, quality, in-state employment.

  • Students enrolled in programs within healthcare, information technology, and manufacturing may be eligible for financial assistance and career navigation support.

Employment Network: Ticket to Work Program

  • Hawkeye is an authorized Employment Network of the Social Security Administration that provides Ticket to Work Program services.

  • Ticket to Work is a free and voluntary program that is available to persons aged 18 to 64 who have a disability and receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Ticket to Work FAQ.

Pathways to Education and Employment for Reentry (PEER)

  • Provides education and career services to individuals with a criminal record involved with the 1st Judicial District.

WIOA Title One

Last-Dollar Scholarship

A state-funded program for Iowans who:

  • Are recent high school graduates enrolling in an eligible program full-time OR recent high school graduates who are enrolling in an eligible program part-time and are employed in an approved work-based learning program OR adult learners (20 and older) starting an eligible program at least part-time

  • Have applied for all other available aid

  • Plan to earn a credential for a high-demand job