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Kirkwood, Manufacturing Sector Tout Teen Career Awareness

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (October 13, 2017)—Kirkwood’s Workplace Learning Connection (WLC) has partnered with area high schools to facilitate tours of manufacturers, Oct. 16 – 20, during the 5th annual Advancing the Future event. The public event, coordinated by area manufacturers, is designed to showcase manufacturing advancement and educate participants about the industry’s high-demand occupations. WLC […]

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All Stars Event Brings High Demand Jobs to the Forefront

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (May 11, 2017)—Kirkwood Community College will hold the first workforce All Stars of the Creative Corridor celebration on Thursday, May 25. The event honoring young people making an impact in Eastern Iowa’s key industries, brings occupations with shortages to the forefront in an effort to grow talent pipelines. Since 2011 the college […]

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Training Improves Employee Engagement According to Study

Kirkwood offers courses for management and staff CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (August 23, 2016)-Kirkwood Community College will kick off the Business Partners Training Consortium on Thursday, September 15. Focused on improving management and staff skills, training development correlates to research and demand in Iowa’s Creative Corridor. According to Gallup, a research based, performance-management company, bad managers […]

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Kirkwood Training Alleviates Workforce Shortage

Leadership in Manufacturing program designed to meet workforce demands CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (August 2, 2016)-Kirkwood Community College has responded to manufacturing workforce shortages by developing Leadership in Manufacturing training. The tiered program will kick off its second year in late September. According to Iowa Economic Development Authority, advanced manufacturing employs more than 215,000 Iowans and […]

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Introducing High School Students to Manufacturing

Manufacturers opening their doors to the public Cedar Rapids, Iowa (October 13, 2015)—Kirkwood Community College is working with local manufacturers to educate area high school students about manufacturing careers and the required skill sets. Companies in Benton, Johnson, Linn and Washington counties are opening their doors to the public, October 19 – 22. The Advancing […]

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Kirkwood’s Corporate Training an Industry Best Practice

Education Advisory Board turns to Kirkwood for insight Cedar Rapids, Iowa (September 21, 2015)—Kirkwood Training and Outreach Services’ business training consortium has been cited as an industry best practice by the Education Advisory Board (EAB). EAB works with more than one thousand colleges and universities across North America and Europe. Their research teams uncover and […]

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