Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC) administers the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) in Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek Counties.  The agency provides employment and training opportunities for low-income individuals and other special groups.  WIOA offers assistance through classroom, pre-employment and on-the-job-training.  The programs offer financial incentives to businesses who participate in on-the-job training.

Region 1 Employment and Training maintains seven offices throughout the area:

132 West Greene Street, PO Box 219
Postville, IA  52162-0219
Phone:  563-387-7493     Toll Free:  866-520-8986
FAX:  563-387-0905

312 Winnebago Street
Decorah, IA  52101
Phone:  563-382-0457, ext. 412 or 563-387-7493     Toll Free:  866-520-8986
FAX:  563-387-0905

110 Allamakee Street (located in Allamakee County Courthouse)
Waukon, IA  52172
By appointment only 563-387-7493

RAMS Center
Hwy 150 South, 1400 Technology Drive
Oelwein, IA  50662

(WIA on Wednesday by appointment only)
For appointment you may call: 563-387-7492

205 E. 2nd Street
Cresco, IA  52136
Phone:  563-387-7492

600 Gunder Road
Elkader, IA  52043
By appointment only: 563-387-7493

New Hampton

24 North Chestnut Avenue
New Hampton, IA  50659
Phone:  563-387-7492
FAX:  641-394-6909

News Headlines

UERPC October Newsletter

Posted: Mon, October 17, 2016

Some of the headlines you can read about:

  • Apprenticeship Opportunities
  • Board Spotlight-Patti Ruff
  • Disaster Funding Available
  • NEIRHTF Accepting Applications
  • Daylight Savings
  • Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Program
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UERPC September Newsletter

Posted: Mon, September 19, 2016

Some of the headlines you can read about this month:

  • Bank of the West Donation to the NEIRHTF
  • UERPC Board Spotlight-Larry Schellhammer
  • Clayton County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigan Plan approved
  • Candidate Class Cancelled
  • SBA Offers Disaster Assistance
  • NE IA Clerk's Meeting and Workshop
  • Rural Business Development Grant
  • Victims of Flooding
  • Alliant Energy Rebates
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Bank of the West Charitable Investment Grant

Posted: Wed, August 24, 2016

A grant from Bank of the West’s Charitable Investments program, was awarded to Upper Explorerland’s Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund (NEIRHTF) on behalf of Winneshiek County Development, Inc., in the amount of $4,000 to benefit the organization's housing programs throughout northeast Iowa. The NEIRHTF serves all of Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, and Winneshiek Counties. The goal of this program is to develop, redevelop, rehabilitate, and renovate single-family and/or multi-family owner-occupied and rental dwellings. These funds can be used for roof repair, furnace repair and replacement, energy efficiency updates, electrical and plumbing, handicap accessibility, homebuyer assistance, etc.
For more information about the program, please contact Lori Brockway or Sarah Snitker at 563-864-7551 or by visiting


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UERPC August Newsletter

Posted: Wed, August 17, 2016

Some of the headlines you can read about this month:

  • Safe Routes to School
  • Employee Spotlight-Ross Hadley
  • NICC Offers Class "Creating a Respectful Workplace"
  • NEIRHTF is accepting applications
  • Walkability Workshop
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