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Recent News

Mike Rowe on the Importance of Blue Collar Jobs

Mike Row discusses the outlook of blue collar jobs. Click to the link to learn more.  

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Welding in Iowa

Read this article to learn why individuals who worked in the corporate enviroment switched roles to a blue collar job. 

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Manufacturing in Iowa

Lori Sheafer-Weaton, President of the Iowa Association of Business & Industry and Agri-Industrial Plastics, and Maureen Lockwood, Manufacturing Manager at Thombert Inc. spoke about the manufacturing industry at Governor Branstad's weekly news conference on April 24th. 

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Upcoming Events

Elevate Ambassador Training

Elevate Iowa is hosting an Elevate Iowa Ambassador Training for everyone interested in helping inform the next generation about career opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing.  During the training, attendees will learn about ABI and the Elevate Iowa campaign, presentation skills, how to be a successful Ambassador, and tour the industrial technology programs at Kirkwood Community College. Contact Alex Monaghan for questions and to sign up.      

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Celebrate Manufacturing Day & Month!

Manufacturing day (MFG Day) is an annual nationwide event on the first Friday of October. This year MFG Day lands on October 6th, 2017. It is a day to celebrate the next generation of manufacturers across the world. Last year, Iowa held over 150 events in manufacturing plants, schools, community colleges, and more! This year, CIRAS from Iowa State University is leading six partners to assist in creating events in Iowa's 99 counties and the goal is to double the events; therefore, we need your help! Plan an event in your area to educate the students and parents about careers in advanced manufacturing or host a celebration at your job location! If you are interested in participating and want to advertise it on the MFG Day webpage contact CIRAS at [email protected], CIRAS from ISU or Alex Monaghan at [email protected]

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NICC Manufacturing Day Tours

To celebrate Manufacturing Day students and adults will tour local manufacturer's to learn about advanced manufacturing careers! Click here to see NICC's involvement. For questions call 800-728-2256 ext. 219.

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