Skip To Main Content

Blog

Why Hands-On Learning Makes a Big Difference

Some people are like sponges and easily absorb information they’re given, whether that is through a lecture or by reading course material. Others learn better with a hands-on approach by incorporating music or task repetition. The classes at Ellsworth and Marshalltown can be customized to fit your learning style, from in-person classes to options entirely…

How to Transition Careers in Your 40s

By the time you reach your 40s, you have two decades of experience under your belt. If you have spent your entire career in the same profession, you may be hitting your stride at 40. But what if you aren’t satisfied with your career direction? You still have at least 20 more years before retirement….

Want to Take Classes for Free?

Free! There isn’t a better word than free, especially when it comes to paying for your education. The average student loan debt in the United States is over $31,000. Wouldn’t it be nice to finish your education and start the next stage of your life debt free? The state funded Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship…

How to Overcome the November Slump

The semester is drawing to a close and winter break is just around the corner.  Before you get the light at the end of the tunnel you have final papers, projects, and exams.  It can be a little intimidating for even the most diligent student.  Here are our tips to finish the semester strong and…

How to change colleges after 1 year or even a semester

Are you finding the cost of the college you are attending to high? Classes and campus to big? Taking online classes and want to save money by living at home? Your first choice college may not be what you stick with, and that’s okay. You can make an easy transition and finish your first two…

Why IowaWORKS is a Job-Seeker’s Secret Weapon

If you have been laid off, downsized, under-employed, or simply looking for your next opportunity, you know how tough it can be to find a position in a difficult job market. Even in a decent job market, it can be tough to land the right job for your skill set. The people at IowaWORKS get…

7 Things to Keep in Your Dorm This Fall

The cold weather is coming even if we don’t want to believe it. You can make those cold days a little easier with these seven simple things to keep in your dorm room this fall until that nice spring weather returns. 1) Hoodies are a must! Layers, layers, layers. Those first couple of days in…

Unique Scholarships at Iowa Valley

There’s no getting around it, college costs more today than it ever has.  The cost of college has increased more quickly than other costs such as rent, home values, and income.  Community colleges are a cost-effective option that offers high-quality education and traditional college experiences, including on-campus living and the many opportunities to be involved…

What Are the Most In-Demand STEM Careers?

STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, is the educational buzzword you have probably heard recently. STEM coursework is built by combining two or more of the subjects together and talking about the real-world implications of this class. In other words, math class alone isn’t necessarily a STEM class, but when you combine…

Unique Programs You Can Find at Iowa Valley

The average person will spend a third of their life working. Picking a career that you are passionate about and something you love is important and will make the time you spend at work more enjoyable. Do you ever look at certain careers, though, and wonder how the person learned their trade? Not many 4-year…

Load More