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Kirkwood Secondary Program Promotes Corridor Job Retention

Food science and biotechnology industries focus of recent event CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (April 19, 2017)-Kirkwood’s Workplace Learning Connection (WLC) recently gave 110 high school students the opportunity to tour and learn about food science and biotechnology occupations available in Iowa’s Creative Corridor. WLC promotes retention in Iowa by exposing area middle and high school students […]

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Kirkwood Camps Intended to Build Future Talent Pipeline

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (March 1, 2017)—Kirkwood Community College has expanded efforts for growing the talent pipeline in Iowa’s Creative Corridor to include area youth, ages 8 – 15. Enrollment spikes in Kirkwood’s Interactive Camps for Kids (KICK) prompted course expansion in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to prepare for future workforce needs. According to […]

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Kirkwood Seeks Area Tutors to Improve Adult Literacy

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (October 4, 2016)—Kirkwood Community College seeks volunteer tutors to meet the rising demands of adult basic education in Iowa’s Creative Corridor. The U.S. Census Bureau reports there are approximately 23,000 residents in Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Jones, Johnson, Linn and Washington counties who are over the age of 18 without a high school […]

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Kirkwood Statewide Economic Impact Nearly $1 Billion Annually

Results of commissioned study point to significant influence of college Cedar Rapids, Iowa (May 19, 2016)-Kirkwood Community College President Mick Starcevich announced in a speech given Thursday that the college’s statewide economic impact was nearly $1 billion annually. The number is part of a larger study that focused on Kirkwood’s overall economic impact as it […]

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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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Free College Information Sessions Planned

Advising a Student Undecided students in Benton, Jones and Washington counties can get started Kirkwood’s locations are planning free summer information sessions aimed at helping undecided students. Sessions are planned in Benton, Jones and Washington counties, and are targeted at students who need help with career and college planning, completing college financial aid forms, academic […]

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