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At the Iowa Valley Education & Training Center

Located at 206 E. Church Street in historic downtown Marshalltown, Iowa, the Iowa Valley Education & Training Center is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 am to 8 pm, Tuesdays from 8 am to 4:30 pm and Fridays from 8 am to noon.

The mission of the Education & Training Center is to meet the needs of community members through skilled training, language learning programs, and educational opportunities that will increase individuals’ self-esteem while embracing diversity and promoting cultural awareness.

Our focus is to be a place where everyone feels comfortable and welcome to learn, and where culture and diversity are valued.

Educational Programs

  • Customized training programs for business and industry in our modern computer lab.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Cost is $20 (8 weeks).
    • Daytime: Monday through Thursday 9 am to noon
    • Evenings: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 5:30 to 8:00 pm.
  • High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) classes in English and Spanish. Cost is $15 per term (6 weeks).
  • Citizenship classes covering U.S. history and government to help prepare students for the Citizenship exam; child care is available. Cost is $50; includes tuition and materials.
    • For more information about Citizenship classes call (641) 754-1348.
  • Computer classes in English and Spanish.
  • Customized classes for Marshalltown Central Business District, a Main Street Community.
  • Career Achievement Program, where students can earn career certificates along with their HSED and the National Career Readiness Certificate. Students have a career coach who will assist in resume writing, employability skill development, and goal setting to ensure student success in career preparation.
Family Literacy Fun Links
Wonderopolis Learn to Read Sesame Street Fun Brain
Lego IPTV Games Play Kids Games Ventures Arcade
PBS Kids: Raising Readers Beyond TV: Outdoor Activities

Child Care Available!

Child care is available for students enrolled in daytime and evening ESL/HSED and Citizenship classes. Child care is across the street from the Education & Training Center at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church; a $1 per day fee is required.

Meet the Staff