Welcome to the Exploring District of the Northeast Iowa Council!
Programs 2019-12-04T21:07:37+00:00

2019 Career Exploring Guidebook

Keep an eye out for the 2019 Career Exploring Guidebooks available at your guidance counselor’s office. They are a great resource for browsing different careers. Misplaced your copy? Find a copy HERE.

Architecture & Architectural Engineering

  • Experience hands-on projects demonstrating architecture design principles and practices.
  • Learn about general architecture, phases of building design, sustainable design, and engineering systems in building design.
  • Discover what education and training is needed to be successful in the architecture field.

Look for the next session in fall 2020!

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Aviation

  • Try out flight simulators
  • Tour the air traffic control tower
  • Work with ground base operations
  • Meet and ask questions to commercial pilots

Registration now open!

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Avionics

  • Metal working
  • Reading drafting plans
  • Engineering

Registration now open!

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Computer Science

  • Write an App for an android device
  • Design and program a computer game that you can show your friends and family
  • Use RAPTOR, a programming tool designed at the U.S.Air Force Academy
  • Work with Loras professors and advanced computer science students

Registration now open!

Culinary Arts

  • Work with the head chef
  • Plan a menu and prepare certain dishes and appetizers
  • Discover the tricks behind presentation of meals and dishes
  • Learn about the hours, pay, and education for the profession
  • Discuss restaurant management and how menus, service, and promotions affect the overall appeal of a restaurant

Look for the next session in fall 2019! 

Diesel Mechanics

  • Inspect a semi-truck up close – inside and out
  • Remove engine components and learn the functionality and operation
  • Compete in a “Top Gun” competition
  • Build your own light or horn circuit

Look for the next session in fall 2019!

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Engineering, Architecture, and Land Surveying

With so many kinds of careers in the Architectural/Engineering industry – how can you choose one that is right for you? Check out the careers with IIW! In this program you will explore Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Municipal Engineering, Land Development, Environmental Engineering, Architecture, Land Surveying, and Construction Observation and Testing.

Registration now open!

  • Download the Application Form
  • More Information on the 2019-2020 program
  • Send completed application and 2-3 sentences on why you are interested in joining this program: Exploring, PO Box 732, Dubuque, IA 52004
  • If selected, you may bring your $40 registration fee to the first meeting

Engineering & Technology

  • Get introduced to a wide array of engineering disciplines and some of the engineers that work in those disciplines.
  • Participate in hands-on activities such as an introduction to CAD (Computer Aided Design) and 3D modeling of components and assemblies
  • Discover what steps you can take to be on the engineering career path

2019-2020 Program is full. Look for next session in fall 2020! 

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Firefighting and Emergency Services

  • Participate in activities including firefighting skills, ropes rescue, and using self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Learn about firefighting and emergency medical services
  • Discover what steps you can take to enter the firefighting career field

Program meets first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm.

  • Download the application found HERE
  • More Information
  • Send completed application and $40 registration fee to: Exploring, PO Box 732, Dubuque, IA 52004

Firefighting – Volga Fire Department

  • Participate in activities including firefighting skills, ropes rescue, and using self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Learn about firefighting and emergency medical services
  • Discover what steps you can take to enter the firefighting career field
Program is currently accepting applications.

  • Download the application found HERE
  • Send completed application and registration fee to: Exploring, PO Box 732, Dubuque, IA 52004

Health Careers

  • Tour various departments of Finley Hospital, including pharmacy, surgery and radiology.
  • Meet professionals in the different health career fields and get answers to all career questions.
  • Participate in interactive activities in each health career specialty.

2019-2020 Program is full. Look for next session in fall 2020! 

 

Law Enforcement

    • Experience law enforcement by participating in activities like crime scene investigation, fingerprinting, and traffic stops.
    • Ride along with a law enforcement officer
    • Discover what types of careers exist in law enforcement

Look for next session in fall 2020! 

Law & Government

    • Experience a mock trial
    • Uncover your path to law school
    • Discover what types of careers exist in law and government

Look for the next session in spring 2020!

Nursing

  • Tour Mercy Medical Center and speak with nursing professionals throughout the hospital.
  • Learn nursing skills in the hands-on NICC skills lab.
  • Discover what specialties you can have in the nursing field.

Look for next session in fall 2020!