How to Find the Training You Need for a Career in Pocahontas County

Have you found a new career you like, but don’t have the education or skills required?
Do you wish to pick up on an education left unfinished?
Do you wish to pursue training in an entirely new field?

There’s good news: In Pocahontas County, you’ll have access to the quality education you will need to develop the skills, knowledge, and abilities to successfully grow your career. Best of all, you can do close to home – and in many cases, from the comfort of your home. Below are some regional institutional that will equip with everything you need for success in Pocahontas County. 

Iowa Central Community College is a two-year public comprehensive community college. Its open-door policy provides countless opportunities for higher educational pursuits. Iowa Central serves the community in a multitude of ways offering the following:

  • Two years of higher education preparing students for transfer to a four-year college or university
  • Career programs designed to prepare students for entry into the world of work; and adult and community education for those interested in adult basic education and a wide variety of educational endeavors.

Iowa Central’s principal center is located in Fort Dodge with others in Eagle Grove, Webster City and Storm Lake. All four centers offer comprehensive Arts and Science transfer programs along with Applied Science and Technology programs. More information is available on the Iowa Central Web site

Buena Vista University, located in Storm Lake, offers more than 35 academic majors and 15 pre-professional programs. Students benefit from comprehensive graduate and undergraduate education balancing traditional liberal arts studies with innovative professional experiences. 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students are on campus with an additional 1,375 students at 17 branch sites throughout Iowa. Many community college graduates in North Central and Northwest Iowa complete their bachelor’s degree at Buena Vista in cooperative programs.

To learn more about Buena Vista University and its programs, please visit their Web site

Iowa Lakes Community College is a two-year public comprehensive community college. It offers a personalized education with individual attention instead of being lost in a classroom with over 300 first-year students. In addition to small classes, the college has state-of-the-art facilities and offers classes at five convenient campus locations: Algona, Emmetsburg, Estherville, Spencer, and Spirit Lake. Iowa Lakes specializes in education for students just graduating high school as well as career training and certification programs geared towards adults currently in the workforce and those looking for a new career. 

To learn more about Iowa Lakes Community College and its programs, please visit their Web site