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Hawkeye Community College

Our April Resource Partner Spotlight features Hawkeye Community College! Pam Wright, Director of Business and Community Outreach works with small business owners to provide workforce training, catering to businesses of all sizes and industries. “Small business owners have a keen sense of where they are today and where they want to be tomorrow.” says Pam. 

Check out this small business success story, made possible by assistance from Hawkeye Community College:

"When I bought Jerald Sulky in 2015 we engaged Hawkeye early so that we could obtain 260E funded training for all employees that were transitioned into the new legal entity. Under the 260E program we have funded a variety of training including cultural improvement, safety, OSHA and on-the-job journeyman style training. The outcome of this training has been a safer and cleaner work environment in which our employees have found a better path to develop their careers.

While the 260E program has borne fruit, we have partnered with HCC and the Corporate Training program for other wins as well. For example we partnered with Hawkeye for ongoing regulatory compliance training and process development, skills uplift/modernization programs, and a grant program that helped us not only survive COVID but to utilize our pandemic downtime to prepare to better service our core customers and customers yet to come.

Hawkeye has proven a flexible partner to The Jerald Sulky Company in ways I didn’t know possible through a Community College system. I would recommend that other businesses actively develop their relationship with HCC on an ongoing basis as you will find programs and opportunities that translate to employee and commercial value." - Erik Lee, Jerald Sulkey.

Interested in what Hawkeye Community College has to offer? 

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