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Iowa’s Community Colleges Provide Good Economic Return

By |2014-10-01T11:18:50-05:00October 1st, 2014|Categories: Education, Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , |

A new report shows community college career and technical education programs provide a good economic return for Iowans earning a degree. The "Iowa Community Colleges Education Outcomes Report" links employment and wage information with students who earned diplomas, certificates and associate degrees from Iowa’s community colleges from the 2010 to the 2012 fiscal years. Among the [...]

Education Key to Growing Skilled Workforce

By |2014-09-23T13:02:40-05:00August 27th, 2014|Categories: Education, Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The future of Iowa’s economy depends on a highly skilled workforce that is ready to compete with workers from around the globe. Iowa can compete and win in this global economy as long as we invest in education and job training to build our skilled workforce. Iowa is facing a skilled workforce shortage. Over 56% of [...]

Skills Training Available to Iowans

By |2014-07-17T14:51:33-05:00July 17th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Iowans looking to develop skills or a technical trade have additional opportunities after actions taken by the Iowa Legislature. The new opportunities are designed to address Iowa’s skilled worker shortage by streamlining the Iowa Jobs Training Program and expanding access to apprenticeship training throughout the state. A new Apprenticeship Training program will receive $3 million annually [...]

Community Colleges Help Grow Iowa’s Economy

By |2014-01-16T14:48:26-05:00January 16th, 2014|Categories: 2014 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Democratic lawmakers said today Governor Branstad’s 2015 budget would shortchange Iowa community colleges and increase community college tuition. “While we applaud the Governor’s plan to freeze tuition at our three state universities, we can’t ignore Iowa’s community colleges next year.  Higher community college tuition would be yet another barrier to Iowans working to join the middle [...]

More High School Students Earn College Credit

By |2011-04-06T11:06:05-05:00April 6th, 2011|Categories: Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

According to the Iowa Department of Education, more Iowa high school students are earning community college credit than ever before.  A report released by the department shows that a record 38,000 students took part in joint enrollment in 2010, a 14 percent increase from 2009. The Iowa Department of Education released this statement: “Iowa provides high [...]

Community Colleges Pays Off for Iowa Students

By |2010-01-14T14:29:00-05:00January 14th, 2010|Categories: Education|Tags: , , |

Students who complete a community college program earn higher wages, particularly in technical areas, according to a report released by the Iowa Department of Education.    The Annual Condition of Iowa’s Community Colleges 2009 report was released January 14. The report had special emphasis on the workforce outcomes of students.  The report finds that Associate of [...]

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