Earn as You Learn: Apprenticeship Programs Combine Classroom Knowledge and On-the-Job Experience

Johnathon McGhee likes working with his hands. He wanted to learn a skilled trade, but didn’t want to have the debt associated with a traditional college program. He found his answer with the apprenticeship program at Hawkeye Community College. “I like the fact that you can earn a living, work full-time, and still be able to go to class,” said McGhee, who is a Plumbing Level 4 apprentice...
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Career Academies: Hands-On Career Exploration and College Credit for High School Students

A career in advanced manufacturing wasn’t something Kalani Moore used to think about. Then his stepfather, a career CNC machinist, told him to check out the new Advanced Manufacturing Career Interest Academy offered by the Waterloo Community School District. “I think it’s pretty cool,” Moore said, while running a metalworking mill in the academy’s lab at Central Middle School. “I...

Changing Landscape, Changing Lives: Hawkeye’s New Adult Learning Center Takes Shape in Downtown Waterloo

Hawkeye Community College broke ground for its new 45,000-square-foot Adult Learning Center in fall 2016, and since that day the project has continued to build momentum and support. “We’re on target to meet our opening date,” said Dr. Linda Allen, president of Hawkeye Community College. The new center, located in downtown Waterloo, is possible thanks to a 2015 bond referendum...
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Joanna Topham Named All-America Runner by National Junior College Cross Country Coaches Association

Hawkeye RedTail Cross Country athlete Joanna Topham was named an All-America athlete by the National Junior College Cross Country Coaches Association. The award recognizes U.S. athletes who finish in the top 40 at the National Junior College Athletic Association National Cross Country Championships. Topham finished 38th at nationals, which were held November 11, 2017, in Fort Dodge. “To...

RedTail Roundup

Thirty-Seven Hawkeye RedTail Athletes Earn Academic All-Region Honors Thirty-seven RedTail athletes received Academic All-Region Honors from the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) and Region XI of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Sports eligible for these honors are men's and women's soccer, men's and women's cross country, and sports shooting. (First...
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