PACE Program Get the skills you need for the job you want.

What is PACE?

Pathways for Academic Career and Employment (PACE) is here to help you map out your goals and most importantly, create a plan to reach them.

What can PACE do for me?

  • Offer personalized guidance choosing steps needed to achieve all of your educational goals — even GED

  • One-on-one advising & guidance — we help you explore careers to you find the right career fit for you

  • Determine eligibility for funding sources available for specialized training

  • Connect you to community resources that help with housing, transportation, utilities, food, and other challenges that come up in life

Is PACE for me?

If you answer YES to one of the following, you might be eligible for PACE services:

  • Are you currently unemployed?
  • Were you recently laid off from a job due to a plant closure or position elimination?
  • Do you need to go back to school to earn your high school diploma or GED?
  • Are you considered low-income by federal government standards?

How do I learn more?


Where is PACE?

West Burlington
Rooms 106 - 108
Monday - Friday

Room 108
Wednesday & Thursday

Contact us today!

Brianna Akers, PACE & GAP Director Debbie Spears, Health Navigator Mack Turner, PACE Navigator

Brianna Akers
PACE & GAP Director
(319) 208-5200
Room 108 

Debbie Spears
Pathway Navigator
(319) 208-5263 
Room 106

Mack Turner
Pathway Navigator
(319) 208-5262
Room 107

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