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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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Kirkwood Hosts Conference Addressing Workplace Safety

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (February 15, 2016)—Kirkwood Community College will host the fifth annual 2016 East Central Iowa Safety and Health Conference on Thursday, February 25, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at The Kirkwood Center located at 7725 Kirkwood Avenue in Cedar Rapids. According to the United States Department of Labor, nearly 3 million nonfatal […]

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Kirkwood Transforms Midland Forge Plant into Training Hub

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (March 5, 2014)—Kirkwood Community College has transformed the former Midland Forge Plant into a training hub for fire, safety, OSHA, water/wastewater and truck driving certifications. It is now known as the Kirkwood Continuing Education and Training Center (KCETC.) The facility that housed Midland Forge, the 66-year manufacturer of industrial shackles, chains and […]

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