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College and Career Transition Counselors (CCTC)


The College and Career Transition Counselor (CCTC) project creates counselor positions to work directly through community colleges and partner high schools across Iowa. The Iowa Perkins State Plan provides the opportunity to use reserve funds for areas of need that directly connect to students in secondary and postsecondary arenas. Use of the reserve funds will help establish the CCTC positions across Iowa. Through the competitive application process, the CCTC Partnership steering committee will award small grants across the state to community colleges that partner with school districts in their service area. Each partnership will hire a CCTC whose main focus will be to work with students in Grades 11-12 and as the first-year advisor at the community college for students from the partner school districts. View the College and Career Transition Counselor Partnership Toolkit for more information on this initiative.

CCTC Grant

The third round of the Iowa Department of Education's College and Career Transition Counselor (CCTC) grant application is currently open. In Iowa's current CCTC model, CCTCs  work directly through the community college and secondary schools to support college transition and career exploration through targeted connections with students and families during crucial time frames, including preparation, transition to enrollment and persistence through their postsecondary experience. The grant application closes Friday, December 16. 

To start an application, the partnering community college in connection with their partner school district(s) should log in or create a new account in IowaGrants.