An innovative plan developed by Iowa’s community colleges to train thousands of workers in high-demand fields is being recognized with a $15 million grant announced Monday by the U.S. Department of Labor.
A consortium, consisting of all 15 Iowa community colleges, jointly applied for funding to build training capacity in the areas of information technology, healthcare, utilities, and manufacturing – also known as the IHUM Network. Grant funds will be used statewide to create more than 45 additional training certificates in the IHUM targeted areas.
Southwestern Community College’s (SWCC) portion of the grant, $1 million, will be used to assist in the implementation of a high-tech simulation lab on-campus for the college’s esteemed nursing programs—licensed practical nursing and registered nursing—as well as SWCC’s health-related continuing education programs.
On Saturday, September 27, the Spartan sports shooting team traveled to the Ventura Gun Club in Ventura for their first conference meet hosted by NIACC. As a team, the Spartans earned the top spot in trap, winning the event with a score or 246 out of 250.
Shelby Woods, freshman from Madison, MO, grabbed first place in trap for the women, with a score of 49 out of 50. Sophomore Ethan Jolliff from Indianola and freshman Justin Woods from Mt. Pleasant both posted a perfect 50 forcing a shoot-off for first place. In the end, Woods edged out Jolliff for the win.
The Spartans will hit the road again on Saturday, October 11, to compete in another conference meet in Fort Dodge hosted by Iowa Central CC.
The SWCC softball team is selling "Property of" T-shirts (see photo above) featuring "The House That Fox Built," a dedication to long-time and always memorable Coach Ron "Fox" Clinton. The cost per shirt is $15.
If you would like to purchase a T-shirt, please contact SWCC Head Softball Coach Lindsay Stumpff.
Terry Wangberg, early childhood program director at Southwestern Community College (SWCC) in Creston, has been named the 2014 Iowa Children’s Champion. The award is given by the Region VII Head Start Association.
Charlie Mundy, SWCC high school carpentry and building trades instructor in Osceola, was the recipient of the 2014 Iowa Masonic Teacher of the Year Award at the 170th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Iowa at Cedar Rapids on Sept. 18, 2014.
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- Community Awareness Day for Students
- Spartans Defeat NIACC in Four
- SWCC Represented at Osceola Latino Festival