Career Development Centers
Vocational Services Programs For Adults with Disabilities
The IVCCD Career Development Centers assist adults with disabilities in Marshall, Poweshiek, and Tama counties. The CDCs, located in Marshalltown and Tama, have unique projects with a common goal of helping their participants attain their fullest potential with dignity. The trained staff of the CDC sites helps their participants develop maximum independence or maintain current levels of functioning while providing a time without stress in the home setting.
Each CDC is a community-based program which seeks movement toward the full integration of individuals with disabilities into the community. The Career Development Centers are approved by the Iowa Department of Education, and IVCCD is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and CARF, the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission.
IVCCDs CDC received another maximum 3-year accreditation that extends to June 2013. The rigorous peer review demonstrated on a site visit that our "programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable."
The CDC day program provides age-appropriate, individualized vocational training based on individual needs. With emphasis on personal-social skills, communication skills, daily living skills, paid work activities, pre-vocational development, referrals & admissions.
CDC staff, administration and other IVCCD personnel continually seek to remove attitudinal and architectural barriers and promote social and economic opportunities in the community for persons with disabilities. All CDC program areas are architecturally barrier-free.
The Career Development Centers operate 220 days per year, including eight weeks during the summer. Each CDC is community-based and takes advantage of local community and county resources for varied personal, vocational, social, and community learning/training activities.
The information on this website can be made available in an alternative format if needed. Contact Jacque Goodman, IVCE Vice Chancellor, at 641-844-5640 or 1-800-284-4823, ext. 5640.