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Kirkwood Three-year Workforce Training Goals Exceeded

Job Ready, Willing and Able Initiative Complete CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (February 21, 2017)-Kirkwood Community College’s effort to expand training for middle-skill jobs exceeded goals with a $150,000 grant awarded by the American Association of Community Colleges (A.A.C.C.). The college was one of 17 community colleges nationwide, selected to participate in the Job Ready, Willing and […]

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Kirkwood Students Awarded Scholarships from Grainger

From left to right: Joshua Bowman, Greg Sindt and Sean Bohannon Tools for Tomorrow scholarships support skilled trades and public safety CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (November 21, 2016)-Kirkwood Industrial Technologies students Sean Bohannon and Joshua Bowman were each awarded a $2,000 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarship by Grainger, a local distributor of facilities maintenance supplies. Grainger partners with […]

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Kirkwood to Help Establish National Credentialing Models

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (March 30, 2016)-Kirkwood Community College was selected by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to help establish national credentialing models for students, colleges and employers. The college’s work with area employers and economic development groups in this realm, led to participation in the Right Signals Initiative, funded by Lumina Foundation. “Kirkwood […]

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Kirkwood Enrollment Holds Steady for Fall 2015

Increases noted in new students direct from high school and returning students Cedar Rapids, Iowa (September 15, 2015)-Overall credit enrollment numbers at Kirkwood Community College have remained stable for the fall of 2015. As part of those numbers, the college has seen a significant increase in the number of students direct from high school. Enrollment […]

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Walmart Foundation Gives Millions for Workforce Training

Kirkwood’s main campus Kirkwood Community College selected as one of 17 colleges participating in the initiative The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) announced a $4.19 million three-year grant from Walmart Foundation to support the Job Ready, Willing and Able (JRWA) initiative, including $2.67 million directly supporting 17 community colleges across the country. Kirkwood Community […]

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Kirkwood among Colleges Offering “Green Classes”

Courses for adults and youth part of 2010 Continuing Ed programs Whether you’re heading to college for the first time or heading back to college for additional training, consider your local community college. Community colleges generally offer smaller class sizes and less-expensive tuition than universities or private colleges. And if you’re in the market to […]

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