Virtual Worksite Tours

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Virtual Worksite Tours

Virtual Tours

Check out our library of virtual worksite tours and give your students the chance to see firsthand the inner-workings of local companies and manufactures. Students will learn about the companies, their career opportunities available, and discover the products they’re creating.

 

Viewing tips:

  • All Tours were created using Google Expeditions. It works in a similar way as Google Maps.
  • You can watch each “Scene” as it automatically scrolls to the right or you can move through scenes by using your mouse to click through the page.
  • Click on the circled icons within the scene to learn more about that area or piece of equipment.
  • Goodwill, New Leader Manufacturing, and Parker Hannifin tours have audio. To access, click in the upper right corner on the Settings-gear icon and turn on audio.

Featured Tours

 

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CIVCO Medical Solutions

  

CIVCO Virtual Tour

Kalona, IA, www.civco.com

For more than 35 years, CIVCO Medical Solutions has been committed to making image-guided procedures safer through the design, manufacturing, and marketing of medical products. Their products are trusted by physicians and clinicians in radiology, regional anesthesia, vascular access, men's and women's health, cardiology, infection control, sterile processing, and surgery, primarily focusing on the use of ultrasound.

High-demand jobs: Quality Engineers, Design Engineers, Production positions (Team Specialists & Machinists), Production Supervisors and Managers

Of interest: CIVCO has clinical connections and customers in 85 countries around the world and industry leadership in design, manufacturing and distribution of medical products supporting image-guided procedures.

Clickstop, Inc.

  

Clickstop Virtual Tour

Urbana, IA, www.clickstop.com

Clickstop, Inc. grows business units of different sizes, serving multiple industries and markets by employing Business Unit Fanatics™ and supporting these individuals through shared services. The company's reputation and commitment to great workplace culture and engagement has earned them multiple workplace-focused awards including two first place finishes as the Coolest Place to Work in the region, and Top Mid-Size Employer in the State of Iowa.
 
High-demand jobs: Manufacturing Associate, Packaging Associate, Shipping Associate, Receiving and Inventory Control Associate, Production Manager
 
Of interest: In 2013 they ventured into the world of manufacturing for their flagship brand US Cargo Control. This brand serves the trucking & transportation, moving supplies and lifting & rigging industries.

Goodwill Light Manufacturing

  

Goodwill Virtual Tour

Cedar Rapids, IA, www.goodwillheartland.org

Goodwill’s Contract Services offers customized project solutions to improve your bottom line. Contract Services’ quality management system is certified to meeting the manufacturing industry’s highest quality standards. Our services include assembly, packaging, and inspection/ re-work. Also, learn how Goodwill’s Light Manufacturing Training program delivers skilled labor to businesses looking for motivated team members ready to work.

Of interest: In 2018, 4,165 shipments consisting of over 7.4 million finished products were delivered on time. Three hundred thirty-one individuals contributed to the completion of 83 projects for 13 area businesses.

National Advanced Driving Simulator

  

National Advanced Driving Simulator Virtual Tour

Coralville, IA,  nads.uiowa.edu

Take a 360 degree tour of the National Advanced Driving Simulator, the largest and most advanced collection of driving simulator laboratories in the world with a collection of three simulators and a fleet of four on-road vehicles all used for research purposes. At the University of Iowa’s National Advanced Driving Simulator, we aim to make our roads safer by researching the connection between humans and vehicles. We use both simulators and on-road vehicles to study how humans interact with vehicles, including automated vehicles and driving while drowsy, distracted, or under the influence.

High-demand jobs: Traffic engineers, safety engineers, transportation planners, automation specialists, programmers

Of interest: The NADS-1 simulator contains a full-sized car and gives the most realistic driving simulation experience in the country. The dome moves across the large room, tilting, rotating, and accelerating to simulate movements of a vehicle and different road surfaces, with scenery projected 360° around the inside walls of the dome.

New Leader Manufacturing

  

New Leader Manufacturing Virtual Tour

Cedar Rapids, IA, www.newleader.com

New Leader Manufacturing was founded with a singular focus: to build the best equipment possible! Whether that’s spreading salt to de-ice a highway or nutrients to fertilize a crop, they’ve made their business making sure you have the tools to apply precisely what you need, when you need it. New Leader Manufacturing started in 1939 and they believe that precision on the back end translates to precision on the front line where the work gets done, and that’s what makes them leaders today.

High-demand jobs: Machine operators, production operators, welders, final assemblers, engineers, and product specialists

Of interest: The first New Leader product was a snowmobile. It was used to pull a sleigh carrying people and provisions, replacing a dog team, thereby becoming the “New Leader.”

Parker Hannifin

  

Parker Hannifin Virtual Tour

Hiawatha, IA, www.parker.com  

Parker is solving the world's greatest engineering challenges as the global leader in motion and control technologies. Parker is supplying precision-engineered solutions for commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets.

High-demand jobs: Engineers - All types, Maintenance Technicians, Quality Assurance, Sales, HR, Finance, Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management

Of interest: Parker is located in 50 countries and sells to customers in 104 countries in the world.

Skyworks Solutions

  

Skyworks Solutions Virtual Tour

Cedar Rapids, IA, www.skyworksinc.com

We are empowering the wireless networking revolution, connecting people, places, and things around the world. As the demand for connectivity expands, our innovative, high-performance analog semiconductors are enabling breakthrough communication platforms from global industry leaders. Come along for a tour of Skyworks' Cedar Rapids Design Center with our talented employees who do exciting work every day. Get a glimpse of our design, prototype, tuning, and testing processes.

High-demand jobs: Design Engineers, Electronics Technicians, Product Engineers, Packaging Engineers, Program Managers

Of interest: 5G will enhance network spectrum efficiency, enabling the connection of 75 billion devices by 2025.

Questions?

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Linn County Regional Center

1770 Boyson Road
Hiawatha, Iowa 52233
Phone: 319-398-1040
Fax: 319-398-1041

Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa

2301 Oakdale Blvd
Coralville, Iowa 52241
Phone: 319-887-3970
Fax: 319-358-3102