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Area Demand Spurs Kirkwood CNC Machining Training

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa-Kirkwood Community College is partnering with IowaWORKS to offer a 16-week training program for computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining to offset the worker shortages of area manufacturers. Upon completion, the hands-on program includes potential interviews for jobs paying between $15 – $24 per hour. According to Elevate Iowa, by 2020 demand for CNC […]

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Laid-off workers retrained, re-enter local workforce

Students in the Kirkwood Welding program benefitted from the Workforce Investment Act Kirkwood – IowaWORKS partnership creates rapid response for displaced workers In a practical grassroots effort, Kirkwood Community College and IowaWORKS created a rapid response solution for dislocated and under-skilled workers. The program developed out of a need to help workers laid off when Monticello’s […]

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Short-term Program to Put People in High-demand Careers

CNC instruction Aiming to fill a shortage of skilled workers in a the local job market, Kirkwood Community College is teaming up with 11 local manufacturing companies to get people the skills they need to get hired quickly. Last October, the college reached out to local employers that hire computer numerical control (CNC) machinists, and […]

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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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