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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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Kirkwood Selected for Walmart Brighter Futures 2.0 Project

College is one of 12 community colleges in the nation to be selected Kirkwood Community College is one of 12 community colleges in the country selected to participate in the Walmart Brighter Futures 2.0 Project, which is supported by a $3.5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to the League for Innovation in the Community […]

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A Note From President Starcevich

President Starcevich The following editorial from President Starcevich ran in The Gazette: There’s been a lot of talk lately about how deeply the state needs middle skill workers. According to a recent study by Iowa Workforce Development, 66 percent of Iowa’s unemployed or underemployed have no recognized educational credentials past high school. The same study […]

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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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