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Region 6 Partners

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Under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Region 6 partners joined forces to create and operate a Regional Workforce Development System. The goal of this system is to provide better customer service, choice and opportunity by integrating products and services.

Members of the Region 6 Partnership Include:

Iowa Workforce Development
Iowa Workforce Development links job placement and skill development into a system of lifelong learning and opportunity.  Through resources and services created for employers, employees, and the unemployed, Iowans can take control of their economic future and the security of their families.  Visit the Web site at www.iowaworkforce.org.

Iowa Valley Community College District
Departments at Iowa Valley Community College District include Iowa Valley Continuing Education, Marshalltown Community College and Ellsworth Community College.  Visit their Web site at www.iavalley.cc.ia.us

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Vocational rehabilitation services are provided through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services.  The mission of the agency is to work for and with individuals who have disabilities to achieve their employment, independence and economic goals.  Rehabilitation services may include: medical and psychological assessment; technological assessment; vocational assessment; counseling and guidance; physical and/or mental restoration services that may include therapy, wheelchairs, hearing aids, etc; special adaptive equipment or devices; training for employment; occupational tools, equipment or licenses; planning for self-employment; personal assistance; supported employment; job coaching; job placement; follow-up after placement to assist with worker and employer satisfaction.  Services may also be provided after employment to maintain the job.  Visit their Web site at http://www.ivrs.iowa.gov/.

Experience Works
Experience Works is a SCSEP provider to persons age 55 and older in areas of service, employment and training opportunities.  Certain guidelines apply.  Participants are provided with training, work experience, educational opportunities, counseling and information that will help them find and keep a job.  Green Thumb's ultimate goal is to help all participants improve their lives by obtaining employment.  Visit their Web site at http://www.experienceworks.org/site/PageServer

American Indian Council
Established in 1972, the American Indian Council is a private non-profit organization that provides educational and employment services to Native Americans.  Contact their administrative headquarters at: American Indian Council, 310 Armour Road Suite 205, North Kansas City, MO 64116, phone (816) 471-4898 or (800) 546-4898.

Proteus
Proteus is a private, non-profit corporation in the job training and job placement business.  Proteus is in business to assist low income people, primarily farm workers, who want to help themselves find permanent, self-supporting jobs.  Visit their Web site at
http://www.proteusinc.net.

 

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