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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.


Do you administer medications as part of your job? This course is designed to prepare individuals to safely administer or supervise self-administration of non-parenteral medications in a 15-bed or less residential program, a child-care program, supervised apartment living o or community-based living. Register today - class begins February 8! https://loom.ly/ZVzZYWE

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HR Managers - are you SHRM certified? This class is for you - it will help you with certification requirements, and help you ace the exam! Register today - class begins February 7. https://loom.ly/UdKrnms

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Bees are essential for pollinating plants and crops - over 1/3 of all crops require insect pollination. Learn beekeeping in this class - this course will help you get started. Register by February 1 for this course, taught in Iowa Falls. https://loom.ly/fOkyKhE

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Do you thrive on adrenaline? Have you wanted to get into the healthcare field? Consider EMT training. This class will give you the tools to be an EMT, and financial aid may be available! Register today - class begins February 1. https://loom.ly/zGj8ZXE

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Learn to dance! From swing to line dance, partner or solo, we have a class for you! Check out our upcoming dance classes, beginning February 5. Register today for these lively classes! Click this link and search "Dance" to see what is upcoming! https://loom.ly/FjPC2hw

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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…

Phlebotomy Technician Career Certificate Program begins May 24

Iowa Valley Continuing Education will offer a Phlebotomy Technician Career Certificate Program beginning May 24. This 90-hour course prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for laboratory analysis. The…