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Area Demand Spurs Kirkwood CNC Machining Training

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa-Kirkwood Community College is partnering with IowaWORKS to offer a 16-week training program for computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining to offset the worker shortages of area manufacturers. Upon completion, the hands-on program includes potential interviews for jobs paying between $15 – $24 per hour. According to Elevate Iowa, by 2020 demand for CNC […]

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Free Training for Area Workers Affected by Layoffs

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (February 8, 2017)-Kirkwood Community College has allocated special funding to expand free training options in Iowa City, supplementing their partnership with IowaWORKS. Workforce funds enable the college to offer free skills courses and design training pathways for in-demand jobs. “Despite Iowa’s low unemployment rate, layoffs are happening throughout eastern Iowa,” said Kirkwood […]

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CorridorWORKS Career Fair Set for April 25

The fair will introduce job seekers to over 75 employers On Thursday, April 25, Kirkwood’s Michael J. Gould Recreation Center will be packed with employers looking for the right candidates to fill their open positions. Job seekers are encouraged to bring copies of their resume and be dressed for success, as they will have a […]

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Laid-off workers retrained, re-enter local workforce

Students in the Kirkwood Welding program benefitted from the Workforce Investment Act Kirkwood – IowaWORKS partnership creates rapid response for displaced workers In a practical grassroots effort, Kirkwood Community College and IowaWORKS created a rapid response solution for dislocated and under-skilled workers. The program developed out of a need to help workers laid off when Monticello’s […]

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Jones County Regional Center A Model for Job Retraining

Kirkwood’s Jones Regional Education Center Displaced workers earn relevant skills in triage program Iowa needs a trained workforce. Roughly 82 percent of available jobs in the state require training above high school, but not necessarily a four-year degree, according to a recent study by Iowa Workforce Development. But, how do mid- and late-career workers who […]

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New IWD Virtual Access Point Available at JREC

 The Jones Regional Educational Center in Monticello Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) and Kirkwood Community College have partnered to provide job seekers access to job searching services through a Virtual Access Point located at the Jones Regional Educational Center, 220 Welter Drive, Monticello, Iowa. Virtual Access Points are dedicated computers available to job seekers for job […]

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