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Tama County Community Foundation now accepting applications

There have been some significant changes in the grant funding cycle and process for 2013 for the Tama County Community Foundation. The application deadline for all 2013 grants will be midnight (CST) on January 31, 2013, with grant awards to be announced in April.  This is a change from previous years.  The grant cycle has been […]

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Education Update: Gov. Terry Branstad to explain what “world-class education” should mean to Tama County, Nov 15

On Tuesday, November 15, 2011 11:30 a.m. Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will be holding a town hall meeting at the Reinig Toledo Center to discuss a new Education Blueprint unveiled Oct 3, 2011. They will be seeking feedback on the plan before they present it to the legislature. You can review the full proposed […]

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Quarterly Newsletter: How is the demand on workers’ skills changing in Tama County, Iowa?

In the decade ending 2018 there will be 47 million job openings. Nearly half will require an associate’s degree. The Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce.  One year ago Tama County employers emerging from the recession spoke up and articulated their need for skilled workers. They were very clear on the necessary skills that […]

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Tama County Community Foundation Announces 2011 Grant Deadline & Annual Grant Writing Workshop

The grant application deadline for the 2011 Tama County Community Foundation’s granting cycle is March 15, 2011.  Grants may be awarded in the following areas:  arts & culture, community affairs & development, education, environmental education & protection, health, historical preservation, human services and youth programs. $90,094.48 is available to be distributed to Tama County’s nonprofits […]

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Employment Update: What skills are most in demand at this time in Tama County?

Usually the last indicator that an economy is returning back to health would be returning jobs. And as we count the returning jobs, June 2010 marked the first time since October 2008 that Iowa’s non-farm employment payroll jobs have been positive year-over-year. That being said, Tama County and Iowa, had not experienced the same level […]

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Education Update: Iowa Valley Community College District prepares for bold new moves

Iowa Valley Community College held their Strategic Meeting last week. A diverse group of about 100 persons participated.  Across eight question categories of ideas for improvement sought, a dominant theme emerged:  increasing efficient communication on various information sharing platforms. Ultimately this boiled down to a need for a unified brand for all three campuses, e.g: […]

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Conference Update: SMART Leaders Learn May 6

THE SMART CONFERENCE is the premier one day Iowa conference for leaders interested in maximizing their community’s full potential. It includes 15 workshops throughout the day addressing such topics as location branding, virtual spec buildings, workforce development, local government financing options, rockstar networks, the thrill and threat of social media, successful case studies, and innovative economic development tactics. More workshops […]

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