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IACCT Director of Equity and Inclusion

Roy Salcedo has been chosen as our new Director of Equity and Inclusion, and we are so excited to have him join our small but mighty team! He will be working with us periodically throughout the summer as he and his family make the move back to Iowa and will start full-time in September. 

Hawkeye's IGNITE Intro Program to Advanced Manufacturing  

Hawkeye Community College is launching a new program called IGNITE: Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing, a foundational skill development program designed to stimulate student interest in Advanced Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 careers.

Iowa Western designated Home Base Iowa CHAMP program

Iowa Western joins ranks as a CHAMP school, connecting military-affiliated students with resources and opportunities, education, and support.

Cedar Valley Degree Links partnership to provide accelerated degree options for Waterloo students

Waterloo Community School District high school students can earn a degree in 4 years while only paying for 2, thanks to partnerships with Hawkeye Community College and University of Northern Iowa.

Mission: Employable Podcast Episode 

Check out Iowa Workforce Development's podcast Mission: Employable where Kirkwood Community College's President Lori Sundberg speaks to the importance of Community Colleges.

Forbes 50 over 50 List

Our IACCT Conference keynote speaker, Anna Maria Chávez was chosen as one of the women on the Forbes 50 over 50 list! 

Expanding Career and Technical Education

Voters have approved a bond referendum to fund new and expanded training labs for EICC's Career and Technical Education Programs!

Kirkwood's Tuition-free Degrees


Even though the holiday has passed, it's never too late to learn more about Juneteenth and support the Black community:

Iowa Press with Kristie Fisher and Rob Denson

Iowa Valley Community College District Chancellor Kristie Fisher and Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson sit down with Iowa PBS Iowa Press to talk about the worker shortage in Iowa, declining enrollments, how Colleges are preparing for another possible COVID outbreak, and the recent ransomware attack at DMACC.

Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh praises community colleges in Cedar Rapids


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