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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, Zach Johnson Foundation Collaborate

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (March 21, 2016)-Kirkwood Community College and the Zach Johnson Foundation are announcing a new partnership to support Kids on Course, a program that helps area elementary students realize their academic and individual potential. As a result of the partnership, the Kirkwood Foundation will provide investment management services for the Zach Johnson Foundation’s […]

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Programs Relocate at Kirkwood Community College

New facility will help support students, employers and community learners Cedar Rapids, Iowa (April 16, 2015)—Kirkwood Continuing Education and Training Services (CE&TS), High School Completion and its training pathway (KPACE) programs are now under one roof at the Kirkwood Center for Lifelong Learning in the former RuffaloCODY building on Kirkwood’s main campus in Cedar Rapids. […]

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Kirkwood Awarded Grant for Manufacturing Programs

Jones Hall houses Kirkwood manufacturing programs such as Welding as well as the Machine Shop Iowa community colleges to share nearly $13 million The United States Department of Labor announced last week a major grant supporting skilled technical job training in Iowa. The initiative known as the Iowa-Advanced Manufacturing (I-AM): A Talent Success Strategy for […]

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Pathway Training Program Enrolling More Students

One KPACE pathway is in health care A successful training program implemented last fall at Kirkwood Community College is now accepting more students and seeking state funding to expand to all community colleges in Iowa. The Kirkwood Pathways for Academic Career Education and Employment (KPACE) gives people the skills needed to work in local industry, […]

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