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Hawkeye Community College has big news!

HCC has finally opened its robotics and automation center after 5 years of hard work to help students interest in manufacturing jobs. This program will initially begin in area high schools to close the gap in the Cedar Valley labor force. The long-term hopes are to expand the program as 30% of participating area high schoolers will go on to continue training during the initial five years. Read more here. Additionally, there are eight community colleges and systems that are receiving multi-million-dollar grants from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide training to meet workforce needs involving infrastructure sectors. These grants will help the schools to design, develop, and grow training programs and work-based learning opportunities that prepare job seekers for these high-demand pathways. The projects will provide strong career pathways with a focus on job quality. Hawkeye received one of the biggest grants in the amount of $5 million. To learn more about the grant, click here

Northwest Iowa Community College hosts annual legislative forum. 

NCC hosted three Republican state lawmakers at their annual forum on Monday, September 25th, at the college in Sheldon. There was positive feedback from all of the legislators for Community College's legislative priorities and Board Trustees were able to voice concerns to watch out for in the coming year. Read more. 


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