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Adult Basic Education improves skills, changes lives

By Jon Núñez and Kathy Siebring Have you ever traveled to a foreign country and found it difficult to read and understand menus or street signs? Was it impossible to communicate with the locals? Believe it or not, there are people in our own communities who face this situation every day, and it’s not necessarily…

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Ethics for Social Workers and Human Services Professionals starting Feb. 7

MARSHALLTOWN – Ethics for Social Workers and Human Services Professionals class will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Class will be held at Whitehill Auditorium, located on the Iowa Veterans Home campus. Presenter Thomas Eachus, MSW, LISW, Executive Director UnityPoint Health, Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center, Inc. Waterloo will…

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Estate Planning offered Feb. 8

MARSHALLTOWN – Often thousands of dollars in taxes can be avoided by good planning. Estate Planning offered by Iowa Valley Continuing Education, will provide background information to assist participants to work more effectively with their professional and legal advisors. Topics covered will include: property ownership, wills, federal estate tax, Iowa inheritance tax, gifting, trusts, and…

CE offers welding courses starting Jan. 23, 2018

IVCE Welding classes begin Jan. 23

MARSHALLTOWN– Employment of welders in the U.S. is projected to grow 4% from 2014 to 2024; in Iowa, employment growth is projected to be much higher at 7.4%. Skilled welders with up-to-date training should have good job opportunities. Learn the basics of welding through Iowa Valley Continuing Education with these four great opportunities for you!…

High School Equivalency Diploma Dec. 2017 Graduation

Adult High School Graduation held at IVCE

MARSHALLTOWN – Three adult high school graduates were recognized at the adult high school equivalency graduation ceremony at the IVCCD Orpheum Theater on Dec. 19. The graduates received letters of congratulations presented by Jon Nunez, Iowa Valley’s Director of Adult Literacy Programs, and a short commentary was read by instructor Kathy Siebring regarding each graduate’s…

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Short-term training opportunity for highly in demand job

MARSHALLTOWN – Iowa Valley Continuing Education will be offering a Commercial Applicator class starting Monday, Jan. 9 through Friday, January 12 from 10:00 am – 6 pm at the Agriculture and Renewable Energy Center, 707 Ellsworth Ave. in Iowa Falls, IA.  This class meets the needs of local agricultural companies looking to fill applicator openings…

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High School Equivalency classes begin January 8

IOWA FALLS – High school equivalency classes (formerly GED classes) begin their second term on January 8th on the Ellsworth Community College Campus. Sherilyn Hitch, instructor, invites anyone who does not have a high school diploma to contact her about these classes.  The cost for spring tuition is $35 and the testing fee is $60….

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ESL classes offered in Iowa Falls

IOWA FALLS – English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for people who do not speak English as their first language will be offered at Ellsworth Community College, in the Trades and Industries building, room 104. Classes begin on Monday, January 8 through May 21, and meet Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9:00 am until 12:00…

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Creative Retirement Potluck Luncheon 2017

MARSHALLTOWN – On Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, the Iowa Valley Continuing Education Creative Retirement Program Council will be sponsoring its 2nd Annual Holiday Potluck Luncheon in Dejardin Hall. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 am at the IVCE conference center and entertainment will begin at noon. Residents of Marshalltown and surrounding communities are invited to…

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America Recycles Poster Contest winners announced

MARSHALLTOWN – Thirteen Marshall County students received honors for creating winning poster designs during an America Recycles Day celebration held on Nov. 15 at Iowa Valley Continuing Education. Veronica Ramirez, a sixth grader at Lenihan Intermediate School, was chosen the grand prize winner of $100 from the Marshall County Landfill. Veronica’s poster was selected from…

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Creative Retirement Potluck

Creative Retirement Potluck Luncheon 2017