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Gena Gesing

Northeast Iowa Community College
Manager of Career and WBL Initiatives
Gena Gesing is currently the Director of Career Services at Northeast Iowa Community College. During her 13 years at NICC she has held several roles, primarily working to establish partnerships with district high schools in the areas of Career and Technical Education and career planning. Through two grant programs- the state Intermediary grant and the federal Department of Labor Youth Career Connect grant- she assisted in establishing the Career Learning Link program. Now in its fifth year, the Career Learning Link offers high school sophomores, juniors and seniors individualized career coaching, work-based learning opportunities, career pathway certificate training, and other benefits. Gena also leads college-level career services initiatives and programming for NICC. She holds a bachelor's degree from Central College and a master's degree from the University of Northern Iowa