Connect @ Iowa Lakes

Intermediary Connections

Connect @ Iowa Lakes is a work-based learning program designed to help K-12 students to prepare for the workforce successfully. Our program connects business and education and offers relevant, work-based learning activities for students and teachers, particularly science, technology, engineering or mathematics occupations, occupations related to critical infrastructure, commercial and residential construction, advanced manufacturing, and biosciences, and informational technology.

Students that take part in programs offered through Connect @ Iowa Lakes are better prepared for life after high school and to make the best decisions for their post-secondary education, all while building great partnerships within their communities.

Connect Faculty Contact:

Autumn Larsen
Autumn Larsen
Intermediary Connections Coordinator
712-362-6838 | alarsen@iowalakes.educreate new email
Estherville | Wind Energy Building Campus

Work-based Learning Opportunities for Businesses

Being a Business Partner allows you to share your excitement and insight into your business and industry with local students and educators. You have the opportunity to ignite imaginations while being protected from liability and all while receiving professional guidance for both you and the student.

Business Partnerships are key to work-based learning experiences, and it doesn’t have to be a big commitment. Work-based learning opportunities can be as short and easy as speaking to students in a classroom setting or a more in-depth experience like offering a job shadow, company tour, or internship.

See below for a full list of work-based learning experiences for you to explore.

Are you interested in learning more about the Iowa Intermediary Network?