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The Iowa Workforce Development  site has numerous online resources for students and youth seeking employment.  For career resources for traditional and non-traditional students visit Student Career Hints.

Youth Advisory Council

The Region 2 Youth Advisory Council provides guidance for and exercises oversight of local youth programs operated under the Workforce Investment Act. In addition, the Council provides expertise in youth policy and assists the Regional Workforce Investment Board (RWIB) in:

  1. Developing and recommending local youth employment and training policy and practice;

  2. Broadening the youth employment and training focus in the region to incorporate a youth development perspective;

  3. Establishing linkages with other organizations serving youth in the local area; and

  4. Taking into account a range of issues that can have an impact on the success of youth in the labor market.

Members of the Youth Advisory Council serve three-year terms, and represent persons or agencies with special interest in youth policy.

Current members of the Youth Advisory Council include:

  • Amber Allen ~ North Iowa Vocational Center

  • Heather DeGroote ~ IowaWORKS,  WIA Youth

  • Drew Emerson ~ Job Corp

  • Terri Ewers ~ North Iowa Area Community College

  • Dorothy Hagen ~ Foster Parent

  • DeAnn Halligan ~ IowaWORKS,  WIA Youth

  • Mistie Johnson ~ CWIC

  • Barb Kellogg ~ North Iowa Community Action (Vice-Chair)

  • Matt Otten ~ District 2, Juvenile Court Officer

  • Jay Pedelty ~ Prairie Ridge Treatment Center (Chair)

  • Tracy Peet ~ Francis Lauer Youth Services (FLYS)

  •  Morgan Schlader ~ Participant

The Regional Workforce Investment Board, Region 2 has designated North Iowa Area Community College as the Service Provider for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth program beginning July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2017.  Public Comments are to be sent to: Angie Konig, District Manager, IowaWorks North Iowa, 600 South Pierce Avenue, Mason City, IA 50401.

For more information about the Youth Council, Contact Heather DeGroote at 800-392-2230 or 641 422-1524 ~ Ext. 44535, or
DeAnn Halligan at 800-392-2230 or 641 422-1524 ~ Ext. 44502.


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