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Adult Literacy

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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.

Three Other Locations

Iowa Valley’s adult literacy classes are also held at varying days/times in these locations:

  • Ellsworth Community College campus at 1100 College Avenue in Iowa Falls
  • Iowa Valley Community College Grinnell at 123 6th Avenue West in Grinnell
  • Iowa Valley Tama County Education Center at 215 W. 9th Street in Tama

Educational Programs

  • Customized training programs for business and industry in our modern computer lab.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Cost is $20 and classes run for 8 weeks.
    • Daytime: Monday through Thursday 9 am to noon.
    • Evenings: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 5:30 to 8 pm.
  • High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) classes in English and Spanish. Cost is $20 per term and terms run for 8 weeks.
  • Citizenship class covers U.S. history and government to help prepare students for the Citizenship exam. 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.
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Director of Adult Literacy Programs

Patty Mendoza

Patty Mendoza

Tama Adult Literacy Instructor

Ricarda Drummer

Ricarda Drummer

Adult Literacy Instructor/Curriculum Designer

Christine Eige

Christine Eige

Career Instructor Coordinator

Kathy Siebring

Kathy Siebring

ABE Data Specialist

Breanne Brummel

Breanne Brummel
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