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Health Care Advocacy and Preparing for the Future

MARSHALLTOWN – As a health care consumer and a Medicare recipient, you will want to learn as much as you can about the ever changing world of Medicare, Scams and Fraud, and how health care decisions are made by you and for you. You want to have as much information as you can to make…

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Great African Civilizations course begins April 26

MARSHALLTOWN – Who was the wealthiest man in the world? What is the source of the Wakanda story (Black Panther movie)? Join Iowa Valley Continuing Education’s Creative Retirement course, Africa’s Great Civilizations, for the answers to these questions and more! Discover an extensive and fascinating history of Africa during this course. Africa’s Great Civilizations will…


IVCE offers opportunity for basic welding

MARSHALLTOWN –Want to become a welder? First you need to learn the basics! Basic Welding (includes TIG Welding), IND 5500.27 will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, April 23 through May 14 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. You will learn basic stick and wire welding techniques along with TIG (GTAW) processes. Cost is $349. No prior welding experience…

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Basic Automotive Education for Women

MARSHALLTOWN – Would you like to learn more about your vehicle and how to properly care for it? This Basic Automotive Maintenance class for women includes lecture, demonstration, and the use of hand tools. Iowa Valley Grinnell’s Automotive Technology instructor and experienced mechanic, Steven Koch, will teach you about maintaining your personal vehicle, including tires,…

Alina Marie Davenport and her grandfather at her HiSED Graduation

Achieving a dream…Alina Marie Davenport

TAMA – As a single mother to her daughter, it has always been Alina Marie Davenport’s dream to go back to school and graduate. “I wanted to be a great role model for her, but always found myself working,” says Davenport. “It wasn’t until I was pregnant with my son that I finally put my…

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Evening 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 in the evening at Ellsworth Community College, in the Trades and Industries building, room 104. Classes begin on Tuesday, March 20, and meet Tuesday and Wednesday nights, from 5:30 to 8:00…

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CR Luncheon is Friday with State Auditor Mary Mosiman

Kick-off the fun and exciting Iowa Valley Continuing Education Creative Retirement Spring season line-up of classes, trips and lunch and learns with a presentation from Iowa’s Auditor of State Mary Mosiman on Friday, Mar. 9. Registrations are requested by Wednesday for the meal count. Iowa’s office of the State Auditor serves citizens as the “taxpayers…

Programmable Logic Control (PLC)

IVCE offers technical training PLC and Hydraulics

MARSHALLTOWN – Iowa Valley Continuing Education is offering two new technical trainings this spring. Programmable Logic Control (PLC) will begin on Tuesday, Apr. 3, and Hydraulics Troubleshooting begins on Tuesday, May 29. Programmable Logic Control (PLC) covers the principles of control circuits in industrial equipment using Allen Bradley SLC 500. The course includes PLC hardware,…

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Finding success through IVCE and MCC

TAMA – Inspired by the birth of his daughter, Abigail, and tired of struggling to get by for several years with minimum wage and temporary jobs, Kolin William Ferneau knew he needed an education in order to succeed and have a good life. He decided to go to Iowa Valley Education & Training Center (Tama…

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Celebrate your community March 19

TAMA – Enjoy a unique and fun evening filled with the diverse cultures of Tama County. Monday, March 19 plan to attend “This is us…Celebrating our Diverse Community” at South Tama Elementary, 1611 Country Club Drive in Tama. This free evening will include a variety of foods, dress, art, and fun from all of the…

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Alina Marie Davenport and her grandfather at her HiSED Graduation

Achieving a dream…Alina Marie Davenport