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IHCC, Opportunity2 look at changing workforce

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sixty-five educators from Southeast Iowa, ranging from elementary, middle, and high school teachers to counselors and school administrators, recently completed a four-day workshop. It was a professional development opportunity designed to give the educators a better understanding of the future content of technology and the needs of a changing workforce.

Indian Hills Community College and Opportunity2, a regional economic development organization comprised of Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Mahaska, Marion, Monroe and Wapello counties combined efforts to sponsor the professional development workshop which included tours and presentations at area businesses and industries, highlighting a variety of occupations including advanced manufacturing careers. John Deere Ottumwa Works, the Ottumwa Courier, Clow Valve, Ajinomoto, Sinclair Tractor, Interpower, C & C Manufacturing, Davis County Hospital and Agri-Industrial Plastics were just some of the businesses visited. The groups also learned about collaborations with Ottumwa IowaWORKS to enhance 21st century skills and community assistance. And they toured the Iowa Bioprocessing Training Center and the Regional Entrepreneurship Center operated by Indian Hills.

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Category: Workforce Development

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