Discover Work-Based Learning Opportunities
It can be challenging to find time in your high school schedule for career exploration, but it can really make a difference in helping you learn what you really love to do and what you don’t. The electives that most Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) schools offer are a great place to start. You will also have the opportunity to complete a job shadow or internship experience with a regional employer during your sophomore, junior, and senior years through the Workplace Learning Connection.
If your career pathway requires a certification, or a two- or four-year college degree, you can begin that coursework while still in high school through advanced placement classes and the Kirkwood Career Academies. Kirkwood Career Academies provide hands-on technical programs and arts and science classes for our high school juniors and seniors. The Academies allow you to try out different career opportunities while simultaneously earning credit that can be transferred to a college. The best part about this program? It is provided at NO COST to students and families. Students access the program through their high school class admissions process and take classes at the Kirkwood Regional Center in their county. Student transportation via bus is provided by their school.