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Iowa Valley reaches out to candidates

November 7, 2012

The establishment of an Iowa comprehensive community college system was created in 1965 as the result of legislation called "The Area Vocational Schools Act." During that time, members of the Iowa Legislature recognized the need to create a "merged area" educational system as the result of a growing interest among a diverse group of students who represented adults, women, minorities, and lower and middle class families. It became evident during this period that a quality education was critical to the training of a skilled workforce, which would attract industry and keep young Iowans living in their rural communities.



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