Published August 8, 2022

Declining college enrollment is impacting nation’s skilled worker shortage

JACKSON, Miss. (7/25/22) — CCsmart is tackling head-on the issue of declining enrollments at two- and four-year colleges by introducing a new web resource for students and parents--CCsmart.org.

As a nation, we are facing an increased need for a skilled, trained workforce while simultaneously facing decreased student participation in college. Good jobs—the ones with better pay, health insurance, and other benefits—require post-secondary education degrees and credentials.

Published August 3, 2022

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Did you accomplish what you set out to do today? Did you accomplish what you wanted to do yesterday? If someone else’s priorities are becoming your priorities, or their priorities are causing your priorities to never get done or delayed, it’s time to reexamine what’s going on in your work life. Southwestern has a short-term leadership program for you--How to Move from Reactive to Proactive Leadership – from Fire Fighter to Fire Chief.

Published July 19, 2022

Congratulations, award winners!
 
DES MOINES, IA, July 18, 2022--Today, Community Colleges for Iowa announced the 2022 winners of the annual Community Colleges for Iowa Awards. These awards recognize faculty, staff, leaders, and Trustees from across Iowa’s 15 Community Colleges for their dedication to excellence and accessible education for all.
 
The awards will be presented Thursday night (July 21) at an event hosted by Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City as a part of the Community Colleges for Iowa Trustee Conference. This year, for the first time, the awardees include one outstanding staff member and one outstanding faculty member from each college. These awardees were selected by their college for their service and leadership to their college and community.

Published July 13, 2022

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 5:30 p.m., in the college’s Administration Center, for their regular board meeting.

Published June 29, 2022

Lukas Moore receiving silver medal at SkillsUSA Nationals
Lukas Moore of Emerson, a May 2022 Southwestern Community College (SWCC) auto collision repair/refinish graduate, placed second nationally, receiving the silver medal in collision repair technology (post-secondary division), during the 2022 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, held June 21-23, in Atlanta.

Published June 21, 2022

Osceola Center

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Osceola Center, 2520 College Drive, is hosting a Job Fair on Thursday, June 30, 2022, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Published June 16, 2022

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 5:30 p.m., for their regular board meeting.

Published June 3, 2022

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met electronically in special session on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 4:30 p.m.

The meeting was held following the electronic bidding process that had taken place from 10-10:30 a.m., the morning of June 2, related to the new jobs training agreement with WDC Acquisition LLC (dba Wellman Dynamics) of Creston.

Published May 26, 2022

Rachel Ramaeker and John Hewett

Montgomery County Memorial Hospital (MCMH) in Red Oak recently donated a Stryker hospital bed and smart mattress to the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) nurse assisting Career Academy.

Published May 12, 2022

Pictured (L to R):	Jeff Magneson, SWCC auto collision repair/refinish instructor; Grant Van Nostrand, SWCC 2022 Gordon Bills Auto Body Scholarship recipient; and Kevin Bills, SWCC Education Foundation donor.

May 12, 2022, CRESTON, Iowa—Southwestern Community College (SWCC) auto collision repair/refinish student Grant Van Nostrand of Clarinda was honored as the 2022 SWCC Gordon Bills Auto Body Scholarship recipient during an informal presentation held on Thursday, May 12, at 9 a.m., in the college’s automotive department, located in the SWCC Instructional Center.