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Biden Proposes Free Community College, Pell Expansion

President Biden wants $109 billion for two-year colleges, $80 billion addition for Pell Grants, $62 billion for retention and completion efforts, and $39 billion for two free years at minority-serving institutions for most students.

2021 Annual Condition of Secondary Career & Technical Education

NCC hosting NW Iowa Visual Arts Show

Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon will host the NW Iowa Visual Arts Show featuring high school students’ art on campus opening Monday, April 26. The show will open virtually on the NCC website starting Monday, May 3.

Brown retires from central role at NCC

Mark Brown has kept the books at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon for years, but he’s ready to graduate into retirement. He came on staff as executive director of operations and finance in 2007 and was promoted to vice president of the department in 2010.

A solution for Iowa’s college enrollment problem

"As we recover from COVID-19, Iowa is confronted with many challenges, among them a growing workforce shortage and declines in higher education enrollment. For the first time in history, the percentage of high school graduates pursuing education or training beyond high school has declined for three years in a row. At the same time, the demand for skilled workers to fuel economic expansion greatly exceeds the number of people with the skills to fill open positions." --Emily Shields, IACCT Executive Director

Letter to the Editor: April is Community College Month

"April is designated as "Community College Month," and it is a reason for all of us to celebrate. More than 50 years ago, the Iowa Legislature established a state-wide system of community college districts from which 15 community college districts have emerged. I am particularly interested in Indian Hills Community College. The emphasis of this letter is on 'community.'" --Rich Gaumer, IACCT Board Trustee & Indian Hills Trustee

Do Good Week nets more than $2.5 million in donations; Iowa Western volunteers clean campus, while donations stock the student assistance pantry

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