Get the skills you need for the job you want.

Every person deserves a pathway to success.Pathways for Academic Career and Employment (PACE) is here to help you map out your goals and most importantly, create a plan to reach them.

What is PACE?

PACE provides a number of services for students in need. These include:

  • PACE: Pathways for Academic Career Employment
  • GAP Tuition Assistance
  • SNAP Employment and Training
  • Ticket to Work
  • Second Chance Pell

How do I qualify?

If you answer YES to one of the following, you might be eligible for PACE services:

    • Are you currently unemployed?
    • Were you recently laid off from a job due to a plant closure or position elimination?
    • Do you need to go back to school to earn your high school diploma or HSED?
    • Are you considered low-income by federal government standards

What can PACE do for me?

  • Offer personalized guidance in the steps needed to achieve all of your educational goals, even HSED.
  • One-on-one advising. We help you explore careers to assist you in finding the right career fit for you with a livable wage.
  • Determine eligibility for funding sources available for specialized training for in-demand industries.
  • Job retention services post-completion of an educational program.
  • Connect you to community resources that help with housing, transportation, utilities, food, and other barriers to success.

How does it work?

Each student is assigned a Pathway Navigator once accepted into PACE. Pathway Navigators work with you to determine which programs are the best fit for you. This ensures success within your Pathway for Academic Career and Employment.

How do I learn more?


Where is PACE?

West Burlington
Room 109
Monday - Friday

Fort Madison Center

Room 206H
Monday & Thursday

Mt. Pleasant Center

Contact us today!

Brianna Akers

Brianna Akers

Director of Student Support, Retention and PACE Programs

(319) 208-5200

Christy Jameson

Christy Jameson

Assistant Director of PACE

(319) 208-5219

Brandi Haight

Brandi Haight

Pathway Navigator

(319) 208-5262

Taylor Schneden

Taylor Schneden

Pathway Navigator

(319) 208-5263