Community colleges in Iowa have received a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide programs to thousands of workers in high-demand fields.
Cedar Valley’s Hawkeye Community College had the opportunity to lead fifteen Iowa community colleges to develop and submit the proposal.
The funding will be directed to Information Technology, Healthcare, Utilities and Manufacturing programs, also known as the I-H-U-M Network.
These training programs will assist a number of workers, including veterans and other adult workers in need of training.
Hawkeye’s Instructor of Applied Sciences and Engineering Technology Dan Utley says the training is also aimed for people who have been laid off and unemployed.
” We got a new program. We got a need in the community and area business. And hopefully we got a lot of students who want to get in to that area,” Utley says.