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Programs for Unemployed, Underemployed Making Strides

A Kirkwood Welding student CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (October 25, 2017)—Students of Kirkwood Community College’s programs for the unemployed and underemployed have gainful employment per data collected by the college. Graduates are filling high demand jobs, and in turn are positively affecting the regional economy. Programs were established in partnership with United Way and other community […]

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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 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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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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Becicka Appointed to State Workforce Challenges Council

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (September 19, 2016)-Kirkwood Community College Vice President of Continuing Education and Outreach Services Kim Becicka has been appointed to Iowa’s new Sector Partnership Leadership Council. Kirkwood is at the forefront convening sector partnerships designed to overcome workforce challenges. The college currently convenes six sector partnerships engaging more than 90 businesses in Iowa’s […]

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Continuing Education & Training Services Recognized

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (August 29, 2016) – Kirkwood Community College’s program for personal and professional development (Continuing Education) was recognized by the Learning Resources Network, Inc. (LERN) for best practices in lifelong learning. LERN is considered the foremost association for continuing education and lifelong learning. It serves more than 2,000 North American continuing education programs. […]

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