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We are here to serve you as you become the best version of yourself. Whether you are a business leader looking for training opportunities, or a busy professional looking to keep your skills sharp, we’re here to help! We can offer customized training and hundreds of classes to fill every educational need. Looking for fun classes? We still offer those, too! Keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming class dates!

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Students stay in Iowa to live and work after completing their program. (Source: Iowa Student Outcomes)


Percentage of students who qualify for some sort of finanacial assistance


Students who received tuition, books, fees, testing, and necessary supplies through GEER funding.


Counties served by Iowa Valley Business and Community Solutions


Number of current job training programs (260E & 260F) in 2021-22. These job training programs serve the employers of Central Iowa in Marshall, Tama, Poweshiek, and Hardin counties.


Will this be the year you finish your degree? We can help! We have HSED classes starting soon - and we have locations near you! Classes begin February 27 - register today! Click the link and select "Adult Literacy" to find a class where you live! https://loom.ly/FjPC2hw

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Do you work in a long-term care facility? Do you need to administer medication as part of your responsibilities? Safely administer meds with this course. This class is designed for people working in a care facility. Class begins February 16 - Register today! https://loom.ly/RrIQxfA

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Is your CPR certification up to date? Do you know basic First Aid? This knowledge can save a life - and our course can teach you the basics! Class is February 9 - Register today! https://loom.ly/GLPe04Q

#FirstAid #AED #CPR #CPRCertification #BasicFirstAid

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Mine Safety - This course is the annual refresher instruction designed to train and recertify persons for Part 46 & 48B surface training for underground mines. Register today - this online class will be held February 10. https://loom.ly/sm5LLuE

#MineSafety #MSHA #Miner #Certification

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Gain the knowledge and language needed to pass the citizenship test. The course focus is on government, history, principles of democracy, and speaking, reading, & writing skills. Register today - class begins February 6: https://loom.ly/71qZTZg

#ESL #EnglishAsASecondLanguage #Citizenship

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Iowa Valley Offers OSHA Training


Education and training are important tools for informing workers and managers about workplace hazards and controls so they can work more safely and be more productive. Understanding this, Iowa Valley…

Programs Facilitate Skills Training for In-Demand Career Paths

There are two programs aimed at improving skills training opportunities for non-credit students. These grants use funds set aside by the state of Iowa and are facilitated by Iowa Valley…

‘Great Decisions’ Discussions on Foreign Policy Begin in February


Prepare to discuss the world with the Creative Retirement program at Iowa Valley Business and Community Solutions. Creative Retirement is offering a series of discussions on foreign policy called “Great…

Latimer Associates, Inc. Provides Training Opportunities to Employees


GRINNELL – Innovation doesn’t happen by accident. When you lead high-performance teams, that include design and manufacturing, it’s imperative to drive innovation to enhance the customer experience. This process is…

Learn to Dance with Upcoming Classes

MARSHALLTOWN – If you have always wanted to learn to dance, you have an upcoming opportunity! Iowa Valley Business and Community Solutions (formerly Continuing Education) is offering individual and partner…

‘Creative Retirement’ Group Celebrates 25 Years


Creative Retirement began in 1997 as a program of seniors, by seniors, and for seniors, to enhance life through learning opportunities and other activities, whether retired or not.) The program…

Bruin Manufacturing Partners with Iowa Valley to Provide Employee Training

MARSHALLTOWN – When Bruin Manufacturing needed supplemental employee training, they turned to Iowa Valley Business and Community Solutions (formerly Continuing Education). Iowa Valley created a training plan designed to help…

EdVenture Gets a New Look

MARSHALLTOWN – The bi-annual class catalog known as Edventure, has gone digital. Edventure has always contained a list of classes for a 6 month time period. Instead of sending this…

Continuing Education is Now Business and Community Solutions

MARSHALLTOWN – The Division known as Iowa Valley Continuing Education has been rebranded to Iowa Valley Business and Community Solutions. The name change reflects an increasing commitment to proving education…

Eight Adult High School Graduates Honored

Eight graduates were recognized at the adult high school equivalency graduation ceremony in Dejardin Hall on the Iowa Valley Continuing Education campus this week. The graduates received letters of congratulations…