Iowa Western Community College

Financial Assistance for Continuing Education

Are you in need of financial assistance for a non-credit course? There are several options available to you based on eligibility. You are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities.


EDUCATION 2 EMPLOYMENT is a FREE college and career preparatory program designed to enhance students’ skills and employability while preparing them for vocational training and college degree programs.

What programs are approved for Tuition Funding?

The EDUCATION 2 EMPLOYMENT program provides free tuition funding for approved Continuing Education certificate training programs in occupations including:

  • Education
  • Health Occupations
  • IT/Business
  • Manufacturing/Logistics

Financial assistance may include training tuition, textbooks, tools, certification fees, required materials and other services.

Who can apply?

Iowa residents 18 and older.

How can I get more information?

Visit us at

Call (712) 256-8800.


Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

IWCC Workforce Development administers the WIOA services in Region 13. The purpose of WIOA is to increase access and opportunities for employment, education, training, and support services to individuals. Youth, dislocated workers and long term unemployed individuals may be eligible for these additional services.

Who do I call?

Call (712) 352-3480.

Veteran Employment Services

Iowa is committed to providing quality employment services to veterans at our IowaWORKS Centers. Visit us online at or email the Local Veteran Employment Representative (LVER) at

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services assists individuals who have a physical or mental impairment which constitutes or results in a substantial impediment to employment for that individual. For more information, contact a Vocational Rehabilitation counselor at (712) 328-3821.