A staff development initiative program created by the Business and Community Solutions division at Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) has received the 2015 People’s Choice Award in the category of Management Practice. The NICC Business and Community Solutions entry was selected from more than 100 nominations from four countries. This marked the first year for the LERN People’s Choice Awards.
The selected entry was included in a showcase of internationally exemplary programs at the 2015 LERN Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, and information about the College’s award-winning submission was on display at the three-day conference, which was held in December 2015. The NICC Business and Community Solutions program will be featured in future LERN publications and on LERN’s website.
NICC Business and Community Solutions is the customized training, workforce development and continuing education division of the College. Community members are provided with a variety of affordable, quality courses to obtain or advance their skills in the areas of career development, computer technology, licensure and recertification, healthcare, trades and industry, or personal interests. In fact, 1 in 7 northeast Iowa residents aged 18-65 were served by NICC in 2014-2015, many through Business and Community Solutions’ diverse offerings.