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College Positioned for Computer Science Legislation

The Tippie Business Education Center at Nielsen Hall CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (May 30, 2017)-Kirkwood Community College is ahead of the curve training area educators and students about information technology (IT). Recent changes in Iowa’s legislation on computer science education integration for grades K-12 will increase the need for training among teachers. On April 28, 2017, […]

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All Stars Event Brings High Demand Jobs to the Forefront

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (May 11, 2017)—Kirkwood Community College will hold the first workforce All Stars of the Creative Corridor celebration on Thursday, May 25. The event honoring young people making an impact in Eastern Iowa’s key industries, brings occupations with shortages to the forefront in an effort to grow talent pipelines. Since 2011 the college […]

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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 to Meet Project Management Training Demand

Program addresses requirements in bill sponsored by U.S. Senator Joni Ernst CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (December 19, 2016)-Kirkwood Community College is ready to meet the demand for project management training expected after the passage of the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act, which was signed into law by President Obama on December 14. The bipartisan bill, […]

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Training Improves Employee Engagement According to Study

Kirkwood offers courses for management and staff CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (August 23, 2016)-Kirkwood Community College will kick off the Business Partners Training Consortium on Thursday, September 15. Focused on improving management and staff skills, training development correlates to research and demand in Iowa’s Creative Corridor. According to Gallup, a research based, performance-management company, bad managers […]

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Kirkwood Training Alleviates Workforce Shortage

Leadership in Manufacturing program designed to meet workforce demands CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (August 2, 2016)-Kirkwood Community College has responded to manufacturing workforce shortages by developing Leadership in Manufacturing training. The tiered program will kick off its second year in late September. According to Iowa Economic Development Authority, advanced manufacturing employs more than 215,000 Iowans and […]

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