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Carpentry Registered Apprenticeship Program at Five Rivers Carpenters JATC

Posted by: Alexa Ganzeveld on Friday, August 7, 2020
For over 40 years, the highly experienced training committee at Five Rivers Carpenters JATC have been teaching apprentices the art of carpentry. Through commercial carpentry, residential carpentry and cabinetry classes, Five Rivers Carpenters JATC help apprentices become professional carpenters. John DeLany, Apprenticeship Coordinator at Five Rivers

Business Leadership Series Open for Registration

Posted by: on Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Prepare your business for the future by joining the Business Leadership Series, Powered by MEDCO 2020 – ’21. Kirkwood Corporate Training has partnered with Marion Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) to bring a collaborative, high-quality training opportunity to the Marion business community. By joining the Business Leadership Series,

What Are Apprenticeships Anyways?

Posted by: Alexa Ganzeveld on Wednesday, July 29, 2020
After completing high school, many students have the option of going straight into the workforce, community college, or a four-year institution. With apprenticeships, students can learn valuable skills while getting paid for their work both inside and outside of the classroom. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “Apprenticeship programs keep

Training Director Talks Electrical Apprenticeship

Posted by: Alexa Ganzeveld on Wednesday, July 29, 2020
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, apprenticeships have a proven track record of producing strong results for both employers and workers. Apprenticeship programs offer access to hundreds of occupations, in high-growth and emerging industries. Mike Carson, Training Director at Cedar Rapids Electrical Apprenticeship Training and Educational Trust

Make it a Day or Stay all Weekend in Marion

Posted by: on Monday, July 27, 2020
Great food, shopping and entertainment can be found right here in Marion. Whether you're the outdoorsy type, an art lover, or a little bit of both, there's so much to do and see right here in Marion. Make it a day or stay all weekend, follow these itineraries to explore what Marion has to offer.

Marion Perseveres Amid Pandemic

Posted by: Emily Russ on Friday, July 17, 2020
Every corner of our world has been impacted in some way by the COVID-19 crisis. It has been a significant shift to everyday life. Many have found these changes hard to track. As the virus outbreak ramped up, we saw businesses close, employers implement safety protocols, and the best laid plans pivot to navigate a pandemic. While things continue to change

IEDA Announces COVID-19 Small Business Utility Disruption Prevention Program

Posted by: Staci Hupp Ballard on Thursday, July 16, 2020
July 17, 2020 (DES MOINES) – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today announced the launch of the new Small Business Utility Disruption Prevention Program. The program will provide short-term relief to eligible small businesses and nonprofits that faced significant hardship in the payment of utility bills for service provided during the

Marion Native Finds Perfect Fit in Law Firm

Posted by: Alexa Ganzeveld on Friday, June 26, 2020
J.K. Robison has always been curious when it comes to legal matters and knew that she wanted to help others. While completing college, she spent her summers working in law firms as a clerk. She enjoyed working in the small firm environment and knew the field of law was the perfect fit for her. Robison is a 1979 graduate of Linn Mar High School and has been
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