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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.


Is your career running on empty? Consider picking up a new skill! We have several classes coming up that can "fill up" your career prospects! We even offer several classes online -- you can "shift" your career into high gear without ever leaving your house! https://loom.ly/FjPC2hw

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Are you workforce ready? If you want to learn the skills you need to be successful in a job, need to write a resume, or learn interviewing skills, this class is for you! This class is perfect for recent grads or people re-entering the workforce! Class begins May 22 - but seats will fill up fast! Register today! https://loom.ly/zWgiSjw

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Electricians: Is your certification up to date? Register for the National Electric Code Update, offered via ZOOM! Class begins April 5 - Register today! https://loom.ly/UcCQhGQ

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Have you wanted to learn to weld? Learn fundamentals of running TIG (GTAW) processes in 36 hours. This class will teach all the basics! Register today! https://loom.ly/_OtRGtE

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Have you thought about a career in healthcare? Get your start with a Nurse Aide course - this 76 hour course will teach the skills needed for a career in a residential care facility. Class begins March 27 - register today! https://loom.ly/fQF_Juk

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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…

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…