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Kirkwood Camps Introduce Area Kids to STEM Career Fields

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (May 9, 2018)—Kirkwood Interactive Camps for Kids (KICK) are back this summer with 100 new camp offerings for youth ages 8-15. More than 200 camps are available and are designed to introduce area children to STEM careers. According to the U.S. Commerce Department, employment in STEM occupations are expected to see an […]

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Kirkwood, Corridor Development to Commence Workforce Study

Project to capture data on future Corridor workforce needs CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (January 29, 2018)-During the first week of February, targeted employers throughout the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City region will be receiving an electronic invitation to participate in the Skills 2019 Talent Forecast, a new survey that seeks to capture data on the future employment needs […]

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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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