Terri Rubner has accepted the Oelwein Center/RAMS
Terri comes to NICC from Iowa Workforce Development and been responsible for leading operations in a workforce development center. She also worked at the Mental Health Institute and in private business. She has strong experience in staffing, center facilities, operations, human resources, programming and marketing. Terri has also been very successful in providing outreach to business and community leaders. Her references highlighted her strong customer service skills, attention to detail, ability to learn quickly and her ability to work well with teams.
Please welcome Terri to NICC and the Continuing Education and Economic Development divisions.
Our mission is to excite young people about opportunities in math, science, engineering and technology, to provide state of the art classrooms, and to encourage high school students to enroll in classes where college credits can be earned.
RAMS is an educational facility that strengthens area high schools and serves college and adult learners through courses offered through NICC.
One of the unique features of the RAMS center is the summer program for high school students. Highly popoular hands-on classes are offered for students in the areas of math and science. Click here to view photos.
|Oelwein High School & Regional Academy for Math & Science (RAMS) News/Updates
Oelwein Community School District is in its fourth year of operation as a regional academy and we are very pleased with the progress. We continue to partner with Starmont, West Central, Wapsie Valley, and have added East Buchanan this year.
Students are primarily involved in courses in concurrent credit class, which means a student can get high school credit while also getting college credit. This option is becoming very popular as the school pays for the college credit and students can earn several credits before they leave for their post secondary pursuit. The classes are primarily upper level math, science, and technology but there is a diverse array of general education classes as well.
The high school is part of the regional academy as well and we see students from other districts coming here for Composition I and II and students wanting to get involved in our Ag program.
Included is a brief description of the coursework that occurs at the RAMS throughout the first semester.
Continuing Education/ Adult Education
10 Continuing Education classes were held at RAMS this fall.
Computer classes included Computers for the Adult Learner, Social Networking, and Downloading Photos
For young learners – Babysitters Training Course
For the fun of it – Stitcher’s Basket and Jewelry Basics
Meeting & Trainings
Meetings held at RAMS include: AEA, OCSD staff and administrators, NICC staff, area HS principals and counselors, to name a few
Trainings – as arranged by Iowa Works for displaced workers
Trainings - for local industries including management skills, CPR/First Aid, and computer.
GED classes are held for area residents wishing to earn their GED. GED classes are held on Tuesdays from 2:00pm – 8:00pm
CNA – Open enrollment CNA (Certified Nurse’s Assistant) classes are offered at RAMS. Both adults and HS students participate in these classes.