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Talent Link works to:

EMPOWER middle and high school youth, young adults, and job seekers by helping them better understand themselves, and the world of work, provide opportunities to EXPLORE career options, and ENGAGE youth and adults with local business and industry to provide real-world and hands-on experience that inspire academic and career success.



Every individual in our workforce region will have high quality career experiences so they become motivated to pursue and achieve academic and career success.


Service Area

Talent Link serves Clinton, Jackson, Louisa, Muscatine, and Scott Counties in Iowa, and Rock Island County in Illinois.

Talent Link Staff

Paula Arends
Paula Arends
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
Workforce Innovation Director
563-445-3200 x43340

Paula Arends
Susan Zelnio
The Moline Foundation
Workforce Development Program Director

Christine Caves
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
Workforce Innovation Coordinator

Dustin DeWeerdt
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
IVRS Career Coordinator

Kathy Pezley
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
Career Coordinator