Tag Archives: Iowa’s Creative Corridor

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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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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Kirkwood Bond Sale Boosts Corridor Job Growth

Nineteen area businesses participate in Iowa’s New Jobs Training Program CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (June 14, 2016)-Kirkwood Community College enabled businesses in Iowa’s Creative Corridor to grow, administering the state’s Iowa New Jobs Training Program (260E). The college’s nearly $5 million bond sale helped generate 533 new jobs in eastern Iowa. 260E is the state’s incentive […]

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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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