Kirkwood’s partnerships encompass organizations from four main categories: Business, community services, government programs and educational institutions.

Kirkwood and its partners create a cohesive, multi-faceted network that reduces program duplication and fulfills specific needs for workforce and community development. We work with all industries to meet needs, and improve resources and support systems.

Most importantly, our partners help us fulfill our mission to identify community needs, provide accessible, quality education and training and promote lifelong learning.

Kirkwood, along with a local consortium of economic development professionals, completed an extensive study of area workforce readiness and skill level factors. The Skills 2010 Report cites areas of strength and challenge to future economic strength and business growth in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Technology Corridor.

"These relationships reinforce our vision to invent, develop and deliver learning solutions for the 21st century."

-- President Mick Starcevich