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Workforce Development
2017 November 29 - 12:00 am

Vocational Programs Grow as ‘Middle Skills’ Jobs Create Skills Gap

Once unsure of his future, the recent graduate now plans to become an electrician. It’s an indemand job. In Iowa, experienced electricians average $30 an hour, or more than $62,000 a year, according to the Iowa Wage Report 2016. That’s more than the state’s average wage of $20.

Advocates Say Full Academic Load Is Key to On-Time Graduation

helps students. College students who enroll in 15 credits in their first semester, and 30 credits a year, accumulate mor... Full Story

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League Leads Effort To Embed Colleges In Public Health Education

Community colleges long ago cemented their place as a central and critical contributor to the country’s health care wo... Full Story