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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?

Come visit the PACE office or complete this simple application and appointment request form.

Where is PACE?

West Burlington: Rooms 106 - 108
Monday - Friday

Keokuk: Room 108
Wednesday & Thursday

Contact PACE today!

Jared Reed, Lead Navigator Debbie Spears, Health Navigator Mack Turner, PACE Navigator

Jared Reed
PACE & GAP Director
(319) 208-5200
Room 108

Debbie Spears
Pathway Navigator
(319) 208-5363 
Room 106

Mack Turner
Pathway Navigator
(319) 208-5263
Room 107

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