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Only 50 Muscatine County families will be selected to be part of Fueling the Future each year.

If you live in Muscatine County and have a child currently receiving a weekend food backpack you may apply to enroll.  

Families enrolled may receive:

  • deliveries of food

  • paid six-week college certificate in

    • Welding

    • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

    • Computer Numerical Control (CNC)

  • a local job related to their chosen certificate program

  • the support of a navigator to help with resources

  • and, more


The Program is provided through a partnership with

  • Muscatine Community College

  • Trinity Public Health

  • and other area partners and employers 

Spots are limited.


In as little as two months you can receive a certificate in a high demand field, with a job waiting for you.

Get started today.


You will work in the welding lab to develop the skills needed to pass the welding test used by area employers. Students will earn an OSHA-10 hour card as part of the program as well!


Length of the program is 6 weeks, (180 hours of welding plus 40 hours of additional training in math, measurement, blueprint reading, welding symbols, and employability skills.)


Flexible hours are available to complete the required hours of welding! It can work around your schedule! 


Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

You will complete the training requirements for nurse aides/CNA's working in nursing facilities.  You will learn how to provide safe and effective care for the residents you will serve by acquiring a basic level of knowledge and skill. 


It is composed of 50 hours of classroom instruction and 30 hours of clinical experience. 

Emphasis is placed on providing the residents with comfort, privacy, and safety. 

Computer Numerical Control (CNC)

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) is a method for automating control of machine tools through the use of software embedded in a microcomputer attached to the tool. It is commonly used in local manufacturing for machining metal and plastic parts.


In this six week training, you will be learning hands-on in the laboratory furnished with the same type of  equipment used by local manufacturing plants.  

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Fueling the Future


Phone: 563-264-3863

Registered Charity: 42-1495980

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