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Business And Industry Opportunities Reviewed At Iowa Lakes Trustees Meeting

By Staff | Aug 18, 2011

ESTHERVILLE – The members of the Board of Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College were updated Aug. 16, on business and industry opportunities for the Iowa Lakes region.

Clark Marshall, Executive Director of Economic Development and Continuing Education, provided an overview of the new Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress (IPEP) department, which has replaced the Iowa Department of Economic Development. He also talked about some of the changes being made to Iowa’s job training programs, and asked board approval for training agreements with Alumna, Ltd., General Machine Works, Nolin Milling and Holiday Express. In addition, a preliminary agreement was approved with Brown Medical of Spirit Lake.

In other business, Mark Gruwell, Executive Dean of Instruction and Development, presented a list of summer graduates, which was approved by the Trustees.

A bid for digital signage was accepted and approved by the Trustees. The signage is to be placed in hallways and cafeterias and used to improve communications among students at the college’s five campuses in Algona, Emmetsburg, Estherville, Spencer, and Spirit Lake.

Financial reports for June and July were approved as the college wraps up the 2011 Fiscal Year. College starts with evening classes on Tuesday, Aug. 23. The Trustees were updated on ‘Move-In Day’ (Sunday) and ‘First Day’ activities set for Tuesday, Aug. 23.