Tag Archives: Skills to Employment

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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Baldwin Hired as IowaWORKS Regional Director

Kirkwood/IWD partnership focuses employment, training efforts in the Corridor Iowa Workforce Development and Kirkwood Community College have announced the appointment of Carter Baldwin as Region 10 IowaWORKS Regional Director. Baldwin began his duties effective December 6, 2010. Baldwin was previously Associate Director of Options of Linn County, a position he held for 10 years. At […]

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Summer Jobs Program Notes Positive Results

Skill creation, some continued employment noted as federal-funded project moves into fall 2009 For Satin Edmonds, a summer workforce training program has built her skills, improved her confidence level—and led to a new, continuing job. “With the economic changes of the last year, I had thought I would just be a stay-at-home mom this year. […]

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“Careers Start Here” Workshop Set, May 19

Focus on education, financial help and job search in free event For many people in eastern Iowa, the past year has been especially challenging in terms of lost jobs, stalled careers and other professional challenges. Kirkwood Community College has assembled a team to give those people a clear message: “We can help you get back […]

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Skills to Employment Aids Summer Youth Jobs

Kirkwood to receive stimulus funding for worker training, summer employment programs Kirkwood Community College is receiving Federal stimulus funding for programs that help train unemployed workers and provide summer jobs for eastern Iowa youths. The money is being made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and will go to three programs currently in […]

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“Careers Start Here” Workshop, April 27

Focus on education, financial help and job search in free event For many people in eastern Iowa, the past year has been especially challenging in terms of lost jobs, stalled careers and other professional challenges. Kirkwood Community College has assembled a team to give those people a clear message: “We can help you get back […]

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