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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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Jones County Regional Center A Model for Job Retraining

Kirkwood’s Jones Regional Education Center Displaced workers earn relevant skills in triage program Iowa needs a trained workforce. Roughly 82 percent of available jobs in the state require training above high school, but not necessarily a four-year degree, according to a recent study by Iowa Workforce Development. But, how do mid- and late-career workers who […]

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Kirkwood Looks to Local Business for Building Guidance

A look inside the Jones Regional Education Center Regional Education Workforce Survey will help guide the creation of the new Kirkwood centers in Johnson, Linn and Washington counties Kirkwood Community College hopes to begin the construction process for at least one of its new regional education centers in early 2012, and needs input from businesses […]

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Kirkwood Aligns with Obama’s Support of Skills Initiative

NCRC Certification Proves Students Have the Skills Local Industry Requires On Wednesday, June 8, President Barack Obama announced his desire to use skills certifications to credential a half-million community college students over the next five years, focusing primarily on the future manufacturing workforce of America. He cited The Manufacturing Institute’s NAM-endorsed Skills Certification System as […]

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