Intuitive website will enhance student recruitment experience

Iowa Western Community College (IWCC) was founded in 1967. Today, the college offers 84 programs in both vocational and technical areas as well as in liberal arts. IWCC is also home to a respected flight school for aircraft-related professions and it is the site of alternative radio station 89.7 The River, which serves the entire Omaha metropolitan area.

The Problem

IWCC is a progressive, growing college that has many areas of focus, one of which is recruiting new students. Recruiting is a multi-faceted activity and includes a heavy component of digital experiences. The college has a team dedicated to technology, but also use partners and vendors to augment internal efforts. We have partnered with IWCC on multiple projects, so when the college decided to task its staff with creating designs for a new website, the team turned to Volano to implement the new look and feel.

The Solution

Volano consulted with IWCC on many aspects of the new website including content management systems, integrations with content providers and third-party components, and restructuring the way the course catalog would be presented. As with most large-scale projects, assumptions were tested as development moved forward. We created a course database once the IWCC team determined the mandated course catalog product was not robust enough. We were also called upon when the incumbent CMS provider was not responsive to IWCC’s inquiries.

The Outcome

The new website launched with perfect timing as the 2020 fall term was gearing up. The integrated course catalog, events calendar, and IWCC's bold design has enhanced the digital aspects of IWCC’s recruiting process. Volano is grateful to be considered IWCC’s go-to software development company.

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