Featured Service: Educational Opportunity Center

trio_logoAbout The EOC

Educational Opportunity Centers were authorized as part of the federal TRIO programs in 1976. EOC’s provide counseling on college admissions to qualified adults. An important objective of the program is to counsel participants on financial aid options, including basic financial planning skills, and to assist in the application process. The goal of the EOC program is to increase the number of adult participants who enroll in postsecondary education institutions.

Services Provided

  • Admission forms and procedures
  • Financial aid forms and procedures
  • Selecting a college and major
  • Course selection
  • Career planning and skill assessment
  • Obtaining a HSED or other high school completion credential
  • Student Loan default rehabilitation and assistance
  • Coordinating college tours
  • Personal counseling and community agency referral

Guidelines for Participation

Almost everyone is eligible for the assistance offered by the EOC. In most situations, participants are those who meet income guidelines, are first generation college students, age 19 or older, residents of the EOC Service Area, and citizens of the United States or have permanent residency status.

Applying for Services

Contact the EOC with the information listed above to schedule an appointment and complete your application. Applications are also available at http://www.indianhills.edu/academics/resources/trio/eoc.php

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Featured Service: Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services

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About IVRS

The mission of Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services is to work for and with individuals who have disabilities to achieve their employment, independence and economic goals.  IVRS works with Job Seekers, Students, Employers, and Partner Agencies to accomplish this mission.  To be eligible for services, you must have a physical and/or mental condition that affects your ability to work; be able to get and keep a job after receiving services; and must need rehabilitation services in order to help you get and keep a job.

Services Provided

Eligible Job Seekers may receive assistance with:

  • Making Choices about what jobs might fit your skills and resources and services you need.
  • Managing Your Disability by arranging assistance for living on your own.
  • Preparing For a Job through various means, including on the job training, education, licensing and adaptive equipment.
  • Finding a Job with placement services, job seeking skills training, and other assistance.

Student Opportunities

Students utilizing Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation may be eligible for:

  • Tuition assistance
  • Vocational counseling
  • Support for college students
  • Job preparation/Skills training
  • Training for job seeking
  • Workplace accommodations

Application Process

To apply for assistance from Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services, contact the office nearest you and request an appointment to meet with a counselor.