Scheduling an Interactive Speaker or Worksite Tour

Submit Your Request

  1. Complete the school event request form.
  2. Indicate if there are any special needs.
  3. Your work-based learning coordinator will be in touch to schedule your event.

What You Can Expect

  • Regular communication with your work-based learning coordinator regarding the on-going progress of your event.

  • You will receive final confirmation at least a week before the event, including contact information of the speaker/tour host.

  • Worksite tours are typically able to accommodate 10–25 students. Students will learn first-hand the variety of careers available in a community or industry.

  • Interactive speakers are designed to last approximately 15–30 minutes (can be longer if requested) where students learn about what it takes to succeed in the workplace from an area professional.

What We Need From You

  1. Prepare students for listening and learning. We will provide general information about the company and a bio about the speaker.

  2. Make sure students have questions prepared for the speaker.

  3. Make sure your school is prepared for the event. Do you have rooms available with needed AV or other equipment? Are all school personnel aware of the event? Will they help in welcoming guests in the building that day? It is our goal to be present at as many events as possible.

  4. Complete an evaluation with your students after the event. This helps us keep track of program quality.

  5. Send a thank you letter to the business host or speaker after the event.

Contact Information

Cedar Valley Career Connections

Work-Based Learning Coordinators

Find your work-based learning coordinator

Kelly Kobliska
319-296-2329 ext.1024
Email Kelly Kobliska

Erin Swancutt
319-296-2329 ext.2022
Email Erin Swancutt

Stacy Ascher
Email Stacy Ascher

Business Development Coordinator

Joyce Bowman
Email Joyce Bowman

IVRS Program Coordinator

Karri Miller
Email Karri Miller

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