What We Do

For today's students to become tomorrow's successful workforce, they need inspiring career awareness

These opportunities are facilitated by a sustained work-readiness effort with Career Cruising Network located in the Quad Cities along the Mississippi River in Iowa and Illinois!

Career Cruising Network connects education with employers across all industries to help students achieve their career goals and address our community’s workforce development needs.  This fully integrated web-based program provides unique, powerful tools for employers, students, educators, and parents/mentors throughout our region.

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The Moline Foundation Scholarships

Don't Miss Your Chance to Earn a Scholarship

Over 38 scholarships are now offered through The Moline Foundation which means if the student put an hour or two in, they could receive $500 and up to $6,000 for their time towards the next phase of their education.  Doubt that the student will find a job that pays as much for their time!

School/Residency Requirements: 

The applicant must be a graduating senior from the following schools: Moline High School, Alleman High School, United Township High School, Rock Island High School or Sherrard High School: or a current Black Hawk College student who is a resident of Rock Island County and/or live within Moline-Coal Valley School District 40 boundaries.

Please remember that we have scholarships that can go to someone who is going to a trade/technical school or getting a certificate from a US Department of Education institute such as Black Hawk College, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, Hamilton Tech College, La’ James International (Davenport Only) or Midwest Technical Institute locally.  As well as a two-year or four-year degree.  No scholarships are for advanced degrees.

Click the picture to go to under apply at the top of the home page, followed by apply for available scholarships on the left side of that page.

All scholarships must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020.

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the Talent Link

Helping Business, Students and Educators.

Talent Link is a partnership between The Moline Foundation's Career Cruising Network and Eastern Iowa Community Colleges' Intermediary Program. 

Its Mission is to EMPOWER middle and high school youth, young adults, and job seekers by helping them better understand themselves, and the world of work, provide opportunities to EXPLORE career options, and ENGAGE youth and adults with local business and industry to provide real-world and hands-on experience that inspire academic and career success.

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With resources to make your job shadow, internship, company tour or classroom speaking smoother.

With resources to make your job shadow, internship, company tour or classroom speaking smoother.



Career Cruising Network business partners engage and inspire students to learn about companies, careers, and networking opportunities in their own communities.




Join Career Cruising Network by adding a Company Profile, or participate interactively as an on-line Career Coach or Work-based Learning Activity provider.




Contact us with any questions about how you or your company can participate in Career Cruising Network.  We can provide more information by phone, e-mail or in-person.