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Governor Reynolds Awards Community Colleges New Grants to Modernize & Expand CDL Training

On October 19, Governor Kim Reynolds announced new grant awards for Iowa's community colleges that will help expand college's CDL programs. The Iowa CDL Infrastructure Grant program is awarding $4,844,092 to 10 of Iowa's community colleges, which will support new equipment and new and/or improved facilities. For more information on the grant program and a list of awardees, visit this link. 

Eastern Iowa Community College debuts new DeWitt Career Center

This new facility will help students and community members prepare for jobs, specifically in CNC machines, health care, and IT. Watch this video to learn more about EICCD's recent successes. 

Des Moines University and Indian Hills Community College Sign Partnership Agreement

Occupational therapists help individuals of all ages develop, adapt, recover, improve and maintain the skills to allow them to live life to the fullest. This new partnership agreement between DMU and IHCC will help foster these future health professionals. Under the new agreement, DMU will annually reserve two seats for IHCC students in its OT program starting just this year. To learn more, click here. 

150 colleges eligible for 2025 Aspen Prize

The Aspen Institute announced the community college eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize with all eight of the 2023 Aspen Prize finalists qualifying again, including Northwest Iowa Community College. North Iowa Area Community College has also made this primary list as well. To see other qualifying colleges, click here. 

Des Moines Area Community College gets new logo and brand

DMACC has launched its first rebrand in almost 40 years. While the rebrand is slowly circulating to all of the college campuses, the first phase of the rebrand can be seen on DMACC's website. To see DMACC's new logo and hear more about their rebranding, click here. 

Cedar Rapids and Kirkwood look to make workforce scholarships permanent

Last year, the city of Cedar Rapids launched the College Career Connection Program in partnership with KCC, which helps fill financial gaps for CTE programs, such as health care careers, the trades, and IT. This was originally done to help curb the new expected family contribution cap of $20,000 that was implemented last year for Last Dollar Scholarship, so this scholarship was automatically given to eligible students who had an EFC of less than $16,000. Click here to learn about the program's continuation. 

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