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.
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:
Read these articles to get a better understanding of the holiday.
Juneteenth: Celebration of Resilience https://rb.gy/d7lgct
The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth https://rb.gy/ogc6lu
So you want to learn about Juneteenth? https://rb.gy/y9uwrd
Slavery didn't end on Juneteenth https://rb.gy/spl44w
Read a book from one of these lists:
Penguin Random House's Juneteenth reading list: https://rb.gy/44vmmn
10 Powerful Books for Adults, Teens, Kids to Celebrate and Understand Juneteenth https://rb.gy/wa4thu
Books to Read for Juneteenth, as Recommended by DC's Black Educators https://rb.gy/1opzxb
Donate to non-profits that support the Black community:
Black Lives Matter https://blacklivesmatter.com/
The Loveland Foundation https://thelovelandfoundation.org/
Justice for Breonna Taylor https://justiceforbreonna.org/
The Bail Project https://bailproject.org/
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