Cedar Valley CAPS Fall 2020 Orientation is NOW posted

Business Solutions

Chris Wood, Instructor

Mill Race Coworking & Collaboration

UNI Center for Business Growth & Innovation

CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant


Dr. Alba Aguillon

Western Home Community

Education & Training


Megan Droste

UNI Schinder Education Center

Medical & Health Services

Dr. Alba Aguillon

Allen College Alumni Hall

Robotics & Engineering

Kenton Swartley

Krtyon Engineered Metals

Columbus Catholic

Tammy Wheeler

Black Hawk Economic Development

September 2020 Newsletter >>


Allyson Kitch

CoWork 591

J-CAPS & 591 Feature on KCRG >>



When local schools connect with local businesses, that creates infinite possibilities for local communities.

Cedar Falls CAPS launched in Spring 2017 with 13 student-associates. Today it serves over 110 inside four different industry-focused strands.

In Spring 2020 Columbus Catholic - Waterloo (Tammy Wheeler, Instructor) and Jesup (Allyson Kitch, Instructor) became the first regional affiliates to offer professional-based learning programs.

During the 2020-21 school year, three additional high schools will join the Cedar Valley CAPS consortium in Northeast Iowa. In January 2021 Denver (Travis Miller - Instructor), Don Bosco Catholic - Gilbertville (Amy Youngblut, Instructor) and Wapsie Valley - Fairbank (Haley Tiedt - Instructor) High Schools will begin their own centers for Advanced Professional Studies in their home communities.


CAPS is the Center for Advanced Professional Studies. It is an Innovative High School Elective Course that takes students outside of the traditional classroom for half the day, each day for an entire semester.

They are immersed in professional environments to develop problem-solving and professional skills to work on projects for real business clients.

This experience along with focused development on career exploration helps prepare each student-associate for their purpose beyond their life as a student.

CAPS is a Profession-Based Learning program that focuses on the development of Problem Solving and Professional Skills and puts the focus on Career Exploration to Prepare Students for their Purpose beyond education.

Cedar Valley CAPS and affiliate programs are a member of the CAPS Network programs across the United States, Canda and India.