Friday, January 19, 2018RSVP Tax Assistance available beginning Feb. 1
Newton Daily News
"Experienced volunteers for the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Tax Assistance Program are prepared to help you this tax season. Free income tax assistance is available for those older than 60 years of age and clients on low or fixed incomes.
Newton DMACC appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 1 through Feb. 28 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and March 1 through April 11 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. …"
Thursday, January 18, 2018DMACC aims for student success, president says
"DMACC prepares students for a wide variety of jobs, Denson said. Its online courses are training more than 22,000 airport agents in 36 states for the Transportation Security Administration, he said. DMACC’s Iowa Culinary Institute prepares students to work in restaurants across the state, he said. Denson rattled off a litany of professions for which DMACC offers unique programs, including mortuary science.
‘We’ve got you covered from cradle to grave,” Denson said. “When a baby is born in central Iowa, very likely there’s a DMACC nurse in the delivery room. You die now, and likely one of our morticians is helping you on the other side.”
DMACC serves 37,000 credit students at six campuses and four career academies across central Iowa, Denson said, but students don’t get lost in the crowd. Its average class size is 18, he said. …"
Monday, January 15, 2018Reynolds wants $18 million to address Iowa's workforce shortage
Des Moines Register
"If approved - the scholarship program isn't expected to be funded until fiscal year 2020 - it would put Iowa more in line iwth states like Tennessee that offer free community college educaiton for all, said Rob Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community College.
For student who qualify, the program would essentially offer a free college education, Denson said, with no student debt. …"
Friday, January 12, 2018Norwalk High School offers new classes to students
Des Moines Register
"Along with the benefits that come from real life experiences, Prieksat's students are also earning credits from Des Moines Area Community College during their internship experiences. …"