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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.


High school grads: Are you considering a career in healthcare? Get started with a Nurse Aide course this summer! This class begins June 21 and will teach the fundamentals you need! Register today - financial aid may be available! https://loom.ly/Zcxvym4

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Did you know: Iowa Valley has resources available to help you succeed. Whether you are looking to take a class or several courses, we can help you remove some of the hurdles that would stand in the way of your success. Reach out today to learn more! https://loom.ly/LF2Wb8A

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Are you looking for a driver improvement course? We can help - Iowa Valley offers weekend classes to fulfill your DUI requirement. And, we offer classes in Spanish! Click here and search "Driving Unimpaired" to find upcoming classes. https://loom.ly/FjPC2hw

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We pause today to remember those who paid the ultimate price in defending our country.

The offices will be closed Monday in honor of Memorial Day, but will reopen Tuesday, May 30.

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Are you as productive as you can be at work? Do you feel like you could be accomplishing more throughout the day? If you answered `yes` this session is for you! One June 6, we are offering FranklinCovey “The 5 Choices of Extraordinary Productivity" -- and there are just a few seats left! Click here to learn more about the course, and register today! https://loom.ly/YVJZKww

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Workforce Ready Course Offered in May


For many people, writing a resume and interviewing for a job is a stressful situation. Iowa Valley Business and Community Solutions (BCS) is looking to take the stress out of…

Short-Term Healthcare Training Classes in March

People looking to get their start in healthcare have two new opportunities in March. Due to high demand in these career fields, Iowa Valley Business and Community Solutions (BCS) has…

Iowa Valley Partners with MindEdge to Offer Online Courses and Certificates


Online learning has never been more popular than it is today. Online curriculum is in demand, and Iowa Valley Business and Community Solutions is excited to partner with a new…

Iowa Valley Offers OSHA Training


Education and training are important tools for informing workers and managers about workplace hazards and controls so they can work more safely and be more productive. Understanding this, Iowa Valley…

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…