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IVCCD Board approves FY18 tuition, room/board rates

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved 2017-18 tuition and housing/meal plan rates when it met this week in Grinnell. The Board approved increasing tuition by $5 per credit hour for Iowa residents, which is less than the average tuition increase of all other Iowa community colleges. For non-Iowa residents, the…

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48 IVCCD students earn Microsoft Certifications

48 IVCCD students earn Microsoft Certifications Forty-eight Ellsworth and Marshalltown Community College students earned a Microsoft Certification for the 2016-2017 academic year. Microsoft certification is a valuable credential recognizing the desktop computing skills needed to use the full features and functionality of the software. The certification promotes academic preparedness and workforce readiness for students. The…

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IVCCD Board nomination papers available

Nomination papers for candidates for the Iowa Valley Community College District  (IVCCD) Board of Directors are now available and may be filed with Barbara Jennings, Secretary of the Board, any time between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. beginning Monday, July 10, 2017, through Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, no later than 5 p.m. The Board of…

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May 2017 IVCCD Board Report

A variety of projects occupied the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors when it met this week in Marshalltown. A series of resolutions was approved by the Board authorizing the issuance, sale and delivery of $245,000 Industrial New Jobs Training Certificates, Series 2017-1. On the recommendation of a representative of Speer Financial,…

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IVCCD Board to be recognized May 10

May is School Board Recognition Month and an opportunity for communities to honor Iowa’s more than 2,000 locally elected school board members for their dedication to public education. Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) will honor its seven Board members with a reception from 3 to 3:30 pm prior to the monthly IVCCD Board meeting…

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Digital Awareness among today’s graduates

By Dr. Martin Reimer Last year I wrote an article that defined student success at Ellsworth Community College. Learning is a lifelong journey, not a destination. The real definition of student success is to ensure that students are prepared to thrive in all phases of their lives. Success means our graduates will go on to…

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ECC students highlight campus activities

MARSHALLTOWN – The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors heard a report on student involvement in campus activities when it met this week at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls. ECC Student Engagement & Athletic Coordinator Maurie Tomke and Student Senators Kelbey Barbadillo, Carlin Whelpley and Brooklyn Benning gave the presentation on…

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Help your kids be ready for college

By Dr. Chris Duree Parents often ask me where the “hot jobs” are going to be by the time their kids finish college. The projections have stayed fairly consistent for several years. According to the Iowa College Aid Commission’s most recent report (2016) on the condition of higher education in Iowa, nearly 70 percent of…

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Training agreements create jobs, educate workforce

MARSHALLTOWN – The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved three job training agreements with area companies when it met this week. JBS Swift & Co. of Marshalltown, Montezuma Manufacturing of Montezuma, and Engineered Plastic Components Inc. of Grinnell will receive a combined $192,105 in training for their employees. At $160,000, the…

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IVCE is on a mission

By Jon Núñez & Kathy Siebring Iowa Valley Continuing Education is on a mission to prepare individuals for college and fulfilling careers through English language learning and high school equivalency classes. We offer these important services at five satellite locations: downtown Marshalltown, Eldora, Grinnell, Iowa Falls, and Tama. The staff at each of our sites…

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IVCCD Board nomination papers due July 30