NIVC Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization providing employment training and support to people with disabilities.

Helping People Work

North Iowa Vocational Center | 1225 South Harrison | Mason City, Iowa 50401 | Phone: 641-423-3301 |

I like my job. I feel good about myself when I am getting good work experience while earning a paycheck.

The people at NIVC are friendly and the staff are always helpful. NIVC helps me gain good work habits so I can move into a job in the community. -- Brian Baker, Mason City



JobLink is the employment services division. We offer employability skills training, career assessments, retail and food service certificates and training, job placement, and job supports. As the premier community employment service provider, we pay particular attention to discovering a person’s natural skills, habits, and talents. We meet the local workforce needs by helping employees apply for open positions in local businesses. We help business by outsourcing labor solutions in a variety of fields, including clerical and administrative support, food services, stocking, clerical and janitorial, and facilities management.

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The store depends on the generosity and support of the community as all the merchandise is donated. In turn, income produced at the store is needed to support paid employment training programs for North Iowans with disabilities.

Affordables restocks over 300 different items each day and serves an average of 150-200 customers each day.

Be sure to visit Meredith’s Snack Shop!

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NIVC Production Services Department employs and trains individuals with disabilities with contracted work from local businesses. Many local businesses choose to outsource their sub-assembly work to NIVC Services, Inc. Outsourcing to NIVC Services frees up space in area business facilities and promotes just-in-time delivery of products and LEAN services.

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North Iowa Vocational Center, dba NIVC Services, Inc.


Our Mission:

Our talented teams of people at NIVC Services Inc. empower individuals with disabilities to achieve competitive employment through a strong commitment to business and training opportunities.



  • Encourage
  • Motivate
  • Prepare
  • Opportunity
  • Work
  • Equality
  • Respect
  • Self-sufficiency

Accreditations & Memberships

NIVC Services, Inc. demonstrates its commitment to quality management and services through CARF Accreditation in:

  • Employment Services Coordination
  • Employment Transition Services
  • Employee Development Services
  • Community Employment Services
  • Community Integration Services

NIVC Services, Inc. is a partner agency in the United Way of North Central Iowa.
NIVC Services, Inc. is a member of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Our Leadership

sherry-beckerExecutive Director: Sherry O. Becker

Welcome to the NIVC Services website!  As a job seeker, family member, employer, business owner, friend or community member we are glad you have chosen to learn more about us.  We are grateful for your interest and hope this is just the beginning of a wonderful relationship.

At NIVC we believe it’s important for all Iowans to contribute to their self-support to the greatest extent possible. And it’s not just about the paycheck. Work gives life meaning, from having a purpose for getting up each morning, to the sense of accomplishment and friendships that support us in good times and bad. It goes beyond the individual. A community benefits financially and socially when all its citizens are sharing their talents and skills.

NIVC Services’ slogan is helping people work, but we can’t make it happen without your support.  Please take a moment to consider how you can help our community embrace diversity and be the best it can be!  We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

America and Iowa work best when everybody works!


Board of Directors:

  • Rolf Aronsen
  • Casey Callanan
  • Merlin Bartz
  • Cory Eberling
  • Diane Fischels
  • Sis Greiman
  • Craig Miller
  • Shannon Paulus
  • Shelly Schmit
  • Tim Schupick
  • Roy Schwickerath
  • Mike Stensrud
  • Ed Wineinger
  • Bruce Wuttke


Since 1969, NIVC Services, Inc. has been “Helping People Work.” Four unique business locations provide employment training for people with disabilities. NIVC helps local businesses find reliable employees and provides support for the people we serve working in our communities.

At NIVC Services, we know that when people work, they earn a sense of self-worth as well as a paycheck.

Our training and employment services help over 400 people with disabilities earn nearly $1.5 million dollars in wages each year. These earnings benefit our clients, their families, and local businesses.

When everybody works, everybody wins.

Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

Contact Mike Willms, HR Manager at 641-423-3301 or email:

Contact Us – 641-423-7071

Assembly: – 641-423-3301

Administration: – 641-423-3301

JobLink Employment – 641-422-2717

Manufacturing contracts: – 641-423-3301

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