Job Training Assistance
The Iowa City area has one of the most productive and educated workforces in the nation. To help area companies maintain their competitive edge, the Iowa City Area Development Group and the Iowa Department of Economic Development will help you develop a workforce and training program to meet the specific needs of your company.
Iowa’s Employee Training Programs have evolved from a business expansion incentive tool into a comprehensive, targeted human resource tool available to all Iowa businesses. Iowa’s industry-driven workforce development programs and services enhance Iowa’s economic well-being by increasing the skills of an already productive Iowa workforce. Iowans, with their unmatched work ethic, are acquiring skills that will improve the competitiveness of Iowa businesses. Find out more by clicking here.
Kirkwood Community College
Kirkwood Community College is acknowledged by the United States General Accounting Office as a model for workforce development and training in recognition of the superior workforce development program developed and implemented in the Iowa City area and beyond. This finding applauds the education, training and outreach efforts of the community college and area businesses.
Kirkwood Community College Training and Outreach Services (KTOS) provides business counseling and training services to help businesses achieve world-class performance through improved business practices, a highly-skilled workforce and appropriate use of technology. Learning Resources Network (LERN), a leading continuing education association, awarded Kirkwood continuing education and employment training efforts full certification and accreditation. Only three of the nearly 1,200 community colleges in the U.S. have a LERN certification designation.