IowaWatch Connection: Community Colleges

Iowa’s community colleges have evolved to meet the changing needs of society, forging new partnerships with four-year colleges and the private sector to enhance career opportunities for students.

Colleges Target Working Students Looking to Advance Careers

Casie Sparks is one of many Mount Mercy University students working toward a college degree. However, the 35-year-old is employed full time as a client relationship development consultant at AEGON in Cedar Rapids.
She is among a wave of non-traditional students that Eastern Iowa colleges have been targeting for training recently.