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Programs for Unemployed, Underemployed Making Strides

A Kirkwood Welding student CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (October 25, 2017)—Students of Kirkwood Community College’s programs for the unemployed and underemployed have gainful employment per data collected by the college. Graduates are filling high demand jobs, and in turn are positively affecting the regional economy. Programs were established in partnership with United Way and other 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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Pathway Training Program Enrolling More Students

One KPACE pathway is in health care A successful training program implemented last fall at Kirkwood Community College is now accepting more students and seeking state funding to expand to all community colleges in Iowa. The Kirkwood Pathways for Academic Career Education and Employment (KPACE) gives people the skills needed to work in local industry, […]

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