Indian Hills Bond Referendum Passes
More than 12,000 voters in 17 counties gave their approval to a $28 million bond referendum by Indian Hills Community College. The project will fund a new campus in Centerville, and major improvements to the campus in Ottumwa. Full story: https://rb.gy/fihogh
Short-term Commercial Vehicle Operator Training Courses
With the current supply chain crisis, truck drivers are in high demand and Des Moines Area Community College is ready to fill this demand with their short-term Commercial Vehicle Operator Training courses. In as little as 6 weeks, students can complete the program and get ready for the road!
For more information, check out: https://rb.gy/izrauq
Congratulations to Iowa Lakes, NIACC, and Northeast Iowa for their eligibility to apply for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence! The prize aims to recognize outstanding Colleges and what they do for their communities: https://rb.gy/7d9pyi
Congratulations to Northwest Iowa Community College! Ranked #1 for Associate of Arts Degree
Ranking done by University HQ, Northwest made the #1 spot for Associate of Arts Degrees in the state. See the full ranking here.
Southwestern's CNA Program
Southwestern Community College currently has a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) training underway. The training combines classroom instruction with clinical lab practice and long-term and acute care experiences. Students in the program are often assisted by GAP Tuition Assistance as well as GEER funding.
Western Iowa Tech's Short-term, Hands-on Training Programs
All of our Colleges are stellar at providing short-term training programs. Highlighting WITCC, their Corporate College has developed many short-term hands-on courses in areas like electrical training, mechanical training, and fluid power training. Able to to build customized training for many business needs, Corporate College can help businesses with current employees brush up on soft skills or train a new hire who needs a particular technical skill.
Check out this video about the partnership between WITCC and Tyson.
2022 IACCT Awards
Nomination forms are up and running! Visit the forms page here to fill out and submit any nominations. If you have any questions about filling them out, please contact Monica at firstname.lastname@example.org
The timeline has adjusted a bit from previous years, so make sure to check that out!
For any questions regarding the history and process of the IACCT awards, please contact Donna at email@example.com
Check out the EdUp Experience Podcast featuring Dr. Kristie Fisher as she discusses Community College Creativity. Listen to the episode here.
Iowa Lakes Professional Dog Grooming Program
Does being around dogs all day sound like a dream? Iowa Lakes has the perfect opportunity! A fast-paced, 8-week program, the professional dog grooming courses are built to get students trained and ready for their career quickly. For more information: https://rb.gy/0cjjno
DMACC Expands Workforce Training Academy
DMACC is expanding their Workforce Training Academy tuition assistance by designating staff to help the unemployed and underemployed qualify for free, short-term training programs that lead to high-demand jobs. Check out the WTA page! https://rb.gy/09j0y6
The EdUp Experience with Kristie Fisher
Tune in to the EdUp Experience podcast featuring Iowa Valley Chancellor, Kristie Fisher as she talks about Community College creativity.