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October 2018

Advancing The Future Manufacturing Tour

October 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Advancing the Future

Manufacturing isn't what it was years ago. Today's manufacturers offer high-skilled positions with lots of future potential. Manufacturers in Iowa's Creative Corridor will open their doors to help the public understand what's created here in our own backyard. Learn more about what they do, what jobs might be possible for you or someone you know, and be proud of the cool things local employers create.

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January 2019

All Star Nominations Deadline

January 29, 2019

It is time again to nominate someone from your company for the 2019 All-Stars award.  Our goal is to receive a nomination from each business represented on the sector board. Nominations are due by January 29, 2019 and can be submitted using the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019ICRAllStar

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February 2019

2019 East Central Iowa Safety & Health Conference

February 21, 2019

2019 East Central Iowa Safety & Health Conference February 21, 2019 http://www.kirkwood.edu/safetyconference

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March 2019

Future Ready Career Fair

March 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Future Ready Career Fair March 28, 2019 10 AM – 1 PM (set up will begin at 9:00 AM) contact ttroester@cr.k12.ia.us for more information

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May 2019

All Star Luncheon

May 23, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
All Stars

The All Star Luncheon is set for May 23rd from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Join Kirkwood Community College in celebrating the All-Stars of ICR, Iowa City Cedar Rapids region! Featured “all-star” employees will be recognized for demonstrating leadership skills, work accomplishments, and commitment to their careers. Honorees represent 18-35 year-olds in diverse career fields across a variety of industries. Winners were chosen by the ICR Iowa Industry Sector Boards. The event will begin with a networking reception, followed by…

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October 2019

Advancing the Future Tours

October 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Advancing the Future

Kirkwood’s Workplace Learning Connection (WLC) has partnered with area high schools to facilitate tours of manufacturers, Oct. 15-19, during the 6th annual Advancing the Future event. The public event, coordinated by area Advanced Manufacturing Sector Board members, is designed to showcase manufacturing advancements and educate participants about the industry’s in-demand occupations. WLC provides career exploration through events, job shadows and internships for middle and high school students. This year’s event is expected to attract a record number of students from…

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Influence and Impact: A History of Manufacturing Developments in Cedar Rapids

October 30, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
NewBo City Market, 1100 Third St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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Longtime Cedar Rapids area historian Mark Stoffer Hunter will present highlights of the established and ongoing history of the significant developments in manufacturing that molded and shaped the very core of what Cedar Rapids, Iowa has been and continues to be. Mark's presentation will include a look at: Early pre-railroad endeavors from 1840-1859, including Cedar River mills and a brewery. The railroad's impact and beginning of CR manufacturing industry: Sinclair and Douglas. The Cedar Rapids standard: The continuing innovation of…

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November 2019

Finding the Next Generation

November 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kirkwood Linn County Regional Center, 1770 Boyson Rd
Hiawatha, IA 52233 United States
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Advanced Manufacturing Lunch and Learn Event Join us for lunch and learn how and where area manufacturing companies are reaching the next generation of workers through innovative programs. This two-hour event will include a panel discussion and engaging presentations on these programs. Please RSVP online at https://findingnextgeneration.eventbrite.com or call 319-398-1057.

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March 2020

Basic machine Shop: Lathe

March 25 - May 13
Jones Hall, Kirkwood Community College, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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This basic machining class introduces basic manual lathing. You’ll learn and practice lathe operations, tooling, machining principals, and applied mathematics. We’ll strongly emphasize teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving through hands-on experience and practical applications. CIMA-2110-112557 W 6-10pm

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Excellence in Leadership Certificate Series

March 27 - May 29

Leadership in the workplace requires one to master the delicate balance between leadership and management, both of which are critical to one’s success. Leadership is the series of behaviors that enable one to influence a group to achieve a common vision or goal- key skills for producing change. Whether you are a leader by title or by influence, have led others for some time, are a new leader, or aspire to be a leader, the workshops in this series will…

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