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Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship

The Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship is a new scholarship for Q-C students planning to enter college for the first time in fall 2018 to study science, technology, engineering and math. This $5,000 scholarship is due on Tuesday, May 1st! 

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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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Elevate Scholarship Application

The Elevate Advanced Manufacturing Scholarship application is open! Please encourage high school seniors to apply for one of 15 $500 scholarships that can be applied to tuition at one of Iowa's Community Colleges.  The application is simple!  Download it today under the "About" tab on the Elevate webpage and social media channels. Applications are due March 2, 2018.

The student can mail or email their scholarship application to Alexandra Monaghan, Elevate Iowa Coordinator.

Alexandra Monaghan

Measured Intentions

8510 New York Avenue

Urbandale, Iowa 50322

[email protected]

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2018 Elevate Scholarship Awardees

Elevate Advanced Manufacturing has awarded 15 $500 scholarships to high school seniors who are going to attend an Iowa Community College in the fall for a career in advanced manufacturing. This year, Elevate Advanced Manufacturing received 58 scholarship applications and all 15 community colleges will be recognized along with their awardee. Click the link to find out who the winners are!

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Students Tour LyondellBasell Complex and Careers!

On Feb. 27th, fourty-five high school students and educators from Clinton High School toured LyondellBasell - Clinton Complex. The attendees learned about careers in manufacturing and heard from manufacturer leaders. 

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Future Ready Iowa

Our state’s biggest challenge is to achieve a goal of 70 percent of Iowa’s workforce having education or training beyond high school by the year 2025. Right now, 58 percent does. Closing this skills gap means a future ready Iowa that prepares individuals for dynamic careers and lifelong learning, meets employer needs, grows family income and strengthens communities.  Future Ready Iowa will help more Iowans attain the “new minimum” of high-quality education and training beyond high school by aligning education, workforce, and economic development resources. Click here to read more. 

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Educating Educators

Teaching Employees is a collaboration between the Iowa Valley Community College District, Poweshiek Iowa Development (Pow I-80), the Grinnell AmeriCorps Partnership, Central Rivers AEA (formerly AEA 267), and several local businesses. The course equipped teachers with the knowledge and tools to help graduating high school students be successful in the workforce. Click the link to learn more. 

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Supporting Industry, One Student at a Time

Moss Enterprise understands that learning doesn’t stop at graduation. The Education Specialists support industry in two ways: They make sure the local schools are offering programs that align with the local industry, and they offer hands-on training equipment and apprenticeship programs to manufacturers looking for in-house training programs for their employees. Click the link to learn more. 

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Creating Organizational Energy

Learn to become more engergy efficient through organization by reading an article by ATW Training Solutions.

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Advancing the Future tours 2017

The Advancing the Future (ATF) tour began in 2012 and was designed to give our local manufacturing companies the opportunity to interact with a large number of future employees and the general public. The Advanced Manufacturing Sector Board started the week-long tour as a way to reach out to the community and share the stories, facilities, and to help fill the job pipeline.

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Gilmore City-Bradgate Elementary is Future Focused

Gilmore City-Bradgate Elementary took students on tours of business and industry to educate careers in advanced manufacturing and more! Click the link to learn how this school is preparing to be future ready.

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NICC's MFG Day Success!

Click the link to learn how NICC particiated in MFG Day. 

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Upcoming Events

Advanced Manufacturing Career Awareness Project - Focus Groups!

Manufacturers and employers from the Advanced Manufacturing industry are invited to participate in one of four focus group opportunities to review and discuss proposed statewide career awareness materials, which will include not only descriptions of various positions, but also career pathways clearly showing how to enter and advance through a wide range of these exciting and fulfilling careers in Iowa. Seats are limited, so register as soon as possible to ensure a space! The focus groups will be held across Iowa on April 4th, April 12th, April 17th, and April 18th. Click the link below to learn more and register for a focus group near you!    

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Agri-Industrial Plastics Parent Night

Agri-Industrial Plastics and Elevate Advanced Manufacturing is partnering to host an informational night for parent's and student's night to learn about manufacturing wages, benefits, and tour Agri-Industrial Plastics in Fairfield! Attendees will hear from Agri-Industrial Plastics employees, Indian Hills Community College, Iowa Workforce Development, and Elevate Advanced Manufacturing. Students who are interested in pursing a degree in manufacturing are eligible to enter a drawing to win a $500.00 scholarship! Food and drink will be provided. Space is limited so register by emailing [email protected].

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Clickstop Open House

Clickstop, Inc. is celebrating their building expansion by inviting the public in for an open house event! Food and drink are provided.

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All-Star Luncheon

Join Kirkwood Community College and the Cedar Rapids Corridor in celebrating the All-Star's in the Cedar Rapids Iowa City region! Pre-register by calling 319-398-1022. View 2017's event here

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