Career Central Network now online for job seekers, employers
Iowa Valley Community College District and its units/campuses have opened a new Career Central Network online portal to serve students, alumni and community members and businesses. The new website can be accessed at www.collegecentral.com/iavalley/; the link is available on the Ellsworth Community College, Marshalltown Community College, Iowa Valley Grinnell and Iowa Valley Continuing Education websites.
According to MaryAnne Nickle, Dean of Iowa Valley Grinnell, the online resource was pursued because the campuses want to provide additional access to career and employment services. Career services and counseling are offered in The Hub on the ECC campus, and limited career services are available to MCC students through the MCC Admissions Office.
“The website is open and available for our students, alumni and community members, and it’s very user-friendly,” says Nickle. “Individuals will find tools and resources to help them prepare professional resumes or portfolios, as well as links to current job openings posted by area employers. Job applicants can post resumes and find links to the employers with openings, which will be a great boost to their job search process. We already have some job openings posted, and we expect many more over the weeks and months to come.”
Iowa Valley staff will monitor the job openings posted by employers, but will not monitor the resumes posted by individuals. For that reason, individuals are encouraged to review all online resources and helpful hints before posting resumes to which the employers will have access.
“Our goals are to help our students and alumni become employed in their chosen fields, as well as to provide easy access for area employers to connect with qualified employees,” says Nickle. “We believe this online resource will become a valuable tool for all parties in the job search process, and we’re looking forward to celebrating the successes that result.”