Educators in the Workplace

This unique workshop, offered through a collaboration between local economic developers (Iowa South) and Indian Hills Community College, provides educators with tools to assure that K-12 students are being taught the essential knowledge and skills as well as guidance to prepare them for the workplace of today and tomorrow.

Participants will gain exposure to diverse workplaces in the region, meet industry leaders, and develop an understanding of current and future workforce trends and job-seeking skills needed.

Audience Experience

Participants will experience two days of tours and presentations at area businesses and industries, focusing on the future content of technology and the needs of the changing workforce.

Target Audience: K-12 teachers, counselors and administrators are encouraged to attend.

Workshop Dates

4 Sessions Available | 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • June 17-18 - Healthcare
  • June 19-20 - Energy and Commercial Ag
  • June 24-25 - Agribusiness
  • June 26-27 - Hospitality


  • Register at under PD course catalog
  • Registration deadline: June 10, 2024
  • Minimum number to hold the workshop is 10, maximum is 20

Workshop Information

  • Begins every day at Indian Hills Community College. More information will be sent to participants
  • $60 per session which includes 1-recertification credit. Participants are eligible to earn up to 4 credits, by choosing 4 unique sessions. Not eligible for credit if you took unique session last year. Lunch & materials are included in the fee
  • Masks will be provided, and closed-toe shoes and casual business attire is required
  • Some tours/presentations will be virtual

Opportunity Squared is a regional economic development partnership comprised of Albia Industrial Development Corp., Alliant Energy, Area 15 Regional Planning Corp., Appanoose County Economic Development, Davis County Economic Development Corp., Fairfield Economic Development Assoc., Indian Hills Community College, Mahaska County Ag & Rural Development, Marion County Development Consortium, MidAmerican Energy, Northeast Missouri Power, Ottumwa Economic Development Corp., and Sigourney Area Economic Development Corporation.

Talk to a Real Person

Talk About the Program

Nathan Miller

Nathan Miller, Work-Based Learning Specialist
525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641) 683-5309 or (800) 726-2585 ext. 5309
[email protected]