Policy Promotion

Overview

Community Colleges

Iowa's community colleges meet the unique education, training, economic development and quality of life needs of the regions they serve.  Iowa community colleges provided over 8.2 million hours of education in 2013 to 340,789 credit and non-credit students.

Western Iowa Tech is meeting the unique needs of our region by:

  • Conferring 23% of construction degrees, 18% of health sciences degrees and 28% of all certificates statewide.
  • Leading the state in re-certification and re-licensure two years in a row, and being third in non-credit enrollment.

To build on these successes, the Iowa Community College Trustees 2018 legislative priorities include:

State General Aid: Increase Community College State General Aid at the same rate of growth as State General Fund Revenue.

Local Community Support:  Provide elected Community College Boards the governance flexibility to access local funding in its discretion to meet community needs.

Workforce Training: 

-  Support dedicated public/private fundin gopportunities for credentialed training partnerships among students, Community Collegee, businesses and others through Work Based Learning..

-  Support the current commitment and local decision-making for the Iowa Skilled Worker and Job Creation Fund and New Jobs Training Programs

 
 
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4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400
800.352.4649
712.274.6400
Email info@witcc.edu
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