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Siouxland schools react to Biden's free community college plan

"Western Iowa Tech Community College aims to support our community and train the workforce of Siouxland businesses. We are happy the current administration sees the value of a community college education and its positive impact on our local economy. We support any attempt to increase access to education while decreasing the financial burden on our students. WITCC looks forward to learning more about President Biden’s American Families Plan as it unfolds," the college said in its statement. 

NCC begins $9M expansion, renovation of heath science building

The Northwest Iowa Community College has commenced on a $9 million expansion and renovation of its health science building. Construction on the expansion began April 19, and a groundbreaking ceremony was held this past week. 

Southeastern Community College’s Kidtek University summer camps provide opportunities for southeast Iowa students to keep engaged and having fun through the summer

Federal grant group is betting big on a new digital ecosystem in North Iowa

Last week, Putnam, the director of NIACC's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, and five other area tech/economic development leaders pushed the send button on a $750,000 federal grant application that, if awarded, would change the innovation/tech/workforce landscape in North Iowa for good.

Number of high school students earning community college credit hits record high

In March, Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education announced that a record-high number of Iowa high school students earned dual high school and community college credit for courses in the 2019-20 school year. Joint enrollment increased by 2.4 percent in the state. The Sioux City Community School District far exceeded this state metric, with a 9 percent increase from 2018-19 to the 2019-20 school year.

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