Project SUCCESS is a support program for special education students requiring transition from secondary to a postsecondary program at Western Iowa Tech. The main objective is to complete their IEP goals (executive functioning/employability skills) with the plan of working toward gaining a Western Iowa Tech certificate, diploma, or degree in their desired career field; ultimately obtaining employment in the career field in which they are trained.

Services Provided

  1. Academic Support
  2. Career Planning/Employability Skills
  3. Executive Functioning Skills
  4. Personal Finance
  5. Self-Advocacy Skills
  6. Vocational Skills Training


  1. Between 17 and 21 years of age and classified as a high school senior
  2. Enrolled in a high school special education program
  3. Referral from designated school district and IEP team

How To Enroll

  1. Complete and sign Student Referral Form from high school
  2. Complete Western Iowa Tech Application
  3. Interview with Project SUCCESS staff
  4. Students who plan to attend Western Iowa Tech in the Fall semester are required to have the above enrollment items completed by March 31

Upon completion of the student's IEP goals, the student will be awarded with a high school diploma in addition to any earned Western Iowa Tech credential as appropriate.

Vocational And Certificate Program Options

Students in Project SUCCESS may enroll in any degree field offered at Western Iowa Tech.  Here are some examples of programs that other students have been successful in:

  1. Administrative Office Support
  2. Audio Engineering Technician
  3. Auto Collision Repair Technology
  4. Automotive Technology
  5. Band Instrument Repair
  6. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  7. Construction
  8. Culinary Arts and Hospitality
  9. Cyber Security and Digital Crime
  10. Early Childhood Education
  11. Electrician
  12. Graphic Design
  13. Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  14. Mechanical Engineering Technology
  15. Network Administration and Security
  16. Video Game Design
  17. Welding Technology

See all career options at Western Iowa Tech online at