Iowa City is the Best Place in the Nation 
for an Encore Career, 2018

Job Training

The Iowa City area has one of the most productive and educated workforces in the nation.

To help area companies maintain their competitive edge, ICAD Group can provide information and application assistance for workforce and training programs to meet the specific needs of your company.

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.

To help local business provide relevant training and support a pipeline of qualified candidates to fill in-demand jobs, Industry Sector Boards for Advanced Manufacturing, IT and Health Care meet regularly. These boards work together to forecast labor needs, develop career maps, coordinate strategies to address supply and demand and identify best practices. Contact Dr. Kim Becicka, VP Continuing Education and Training Services,, (319) 398-5525 to learn more and get involved

State of Iowa Training

Providing your employees the right skill set to improve production is vital. The Iowa City Area Development Group can connect you to these state programs.