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Skills 2014 Report Released

Kirkwood and local development organizations cite four recommendations for workforce needs in the region A local consortium of economic development professionals just completed an extensive study of area workforce readiness and skill level factors. The Skills 2014 report was presented in a press conference at Kirkwood Community College on Thursday, June 23. Representatives of Kirkwood, […]

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KCCK Again Named JazzWeek Station of the Year

Bob Stewart wins Programmer Honor three of the last four years For the second time, Jazz 88.3 KCCK, the public radio station operated by Kirkwood Community College, is JazzWeek’s Small Market Station of the Year. Program Director Bob Stewart was named Programmer of the Year for the fourth time. Stewart wins the Programming award for […]

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Kirkwood Aligns with Obama’s Support of Skills Initiative

NCRC Certification Proves Students Have the Skills Local Industry Requires On Wednesday, June 8, President Barack Obama announced his desire to use skills certifications to credential a half-million community college students over the next five years, focusing primarily on the future manufacturing workforce of America. He cited The Manufacturing Institute’s NAM-endorsed Skills Certification System as […]

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Kirkwood Community College to Honor 2,900 Graduates

Congratulations to all graduates Kirkwood Community College will soon honor more than 2,900 students taking positive steps for their futures. The college will hold commencement ceremonies for its college credit and GED/adult high school programs in mid-May. Both ceremonies will be held at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids. Kirkwood will confer more […]

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A Call to Maintain the 20-Cent Solution

Kirkwood will seek bond issue renewal in September The future belongs to those prepared to adapt and work in it. Leaders at Kirkwood Community College recognize their role in preparing a generation of citizen workers to be ready for current jobs—and those that haven’t been created yet. To do that will require classrooms, labs, tools—and […]

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Hotel a Model for New Ways of Learning

A commentary from Kirkwood President Mick Starcevich A Chinese proverb states: “Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will understand.” As a lifelong Iowa educator I know that wisdom is true. Seldom have we seen that spirit brought to life more than at our newest teaching facility […]

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