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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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SBDC on Track to Surpass Previous Mark

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (August 12, 2016)-The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) managed by Kirkwood Community College is on track to outperform last year’s record-setting performance in their mission to help small businesses. As of the beginning of August, the SBDC has helped area businesses make $1.9 million in capital investments, achieve $4.4 million in sales […]

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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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Reports: Tools to Build Corridor Workforce No Secret

The Continuing Education office is located at The Kirkwood Center Analysis of two recent research reports verifies the tools to build Iowa’s workforce are locally available “There’s been a lot of talk lately about how deeply the state needs middle skill workers,” said Steve Ovel, executive director of Government Relations at Kirkwood Community College. “We […]

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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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