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Help wanted!

By Jacque Goodman Help wanted … the signs are everywhere! As one walks into the grocery store, convenience store or restaurants, many are looking for HELP. Even with fewer people, organizations try to maintain the same level of service. From this point forward, service is going to be what boosts top companies above the competition….

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IVCCD Board approves amendments to grants for dislocated workers

IOWA FALLS – The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors approved multiple amendments to grants and agreements in place with Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) when it met this week in Iowa Falls. Jacque Goodman, Vice Chancellor of Continuing Education, explained that through the IWD grants, Iowa Valley serves hundreds of dislocated workers (394…

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Distance Education Week is Nov. 7-11

Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Marshalltown Community College, and Iowa Valley Grinnell are gearing up to celebrate National Distance Learning Week Nov. 7-11, as designated by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). During the week, a variety of free webinars and virtual field trips will be offered by USDLA for interested instructors and…

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Future Ready Iowa Alliance work begins on weighty goals

Last week Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Director of Iowa Workforce Development Beth Townsend convened the first Future Ready Iowa Alliance membership meeting at the Botanical Gardens in Des Moines. Iowa Valley Community College District Chancellor Dr. Chris Duree is a member of the Alliance and the Executive Committee of the Alliance. In…

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IVCCD receives $100,000 Intermediary Grant

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS), in conjunction with the Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation within the Iowa Department of Education, has announced that Iowa Valley Community College District will receive an IVRS grant of $100,000 to establish Intermediary Networks. The 14 community colleges awarded an Intermediary Network grant will work with IVRS-eligible or…

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IINSPIRE LSAMP program awarded $5 million

The National Science Foundation has been awarded $5 million dollars to continue funding the IINSPIRE LSAMP Program. In 2011, the Iowa-Illinois-Nebraska LSAMP (IINSPIRE LSAMP) alliance was formed to broaden the participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM education in the Midwest. IINSPIRE LSAMP consists of 16 two-year and four-year colleges and universities: Augustana College (Illinois), Des…

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Johnson recognized for 30 years on IVCCD Board

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors honored one of its own at this month’s meeting when Board Vice Chair Larry Johnson of Iowa Falls was presented with a plaque in honor of his 30 years of service. Statewide, and even nationally, 30 years of service as an elected member of a community…

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IVCCD is one of “Iowa’s Top Workplaces” for the fifth time

Iowa Valley Community College District, which operates Ellsworth Community College, Marshalltown Community College, Iowa Valley Continuing Education and Iowa Valley Grinnell, is pleased to announce that it was selected as one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces for the fifth time in six years. For 2016, IVCCD ranked 34th on Iowa’s list of mid-sized employers. IVCCD was…

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Marketing quality, value and results

By Robin Anctil There are a lot of ways I could have spent the past 30 years of my working life, but fortunately for me I’ve been in the business of marketing community colleges … specifically Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD). I didn’t attend a community college, but I wish I had. And you…

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Enrollment gains reported for MCC, ECC

IOWA FALLS – Increased enrollments, completion of Marshalltown Community College’s new William “Bill” Faust Student Union, and approval of a new Orpheum Coffee Shop vendor highlighted this month’s meeting of the Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors. Districtwide, IVCCD fall term enrollments are up 4.35 percent in number of students and up 3.17…

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