Western Iowa Tech Community College
Legislative Connections

Legislative Connections

Community Colleges

Iowa's community colleges meet the unique education, training, economic development and quality of life needs of the regions they serve.  Iowa community colleges served over 335,00 credit and non-credit students in 2018 - over 10% of all Iowans.

Western Iowa Tech is meeting the unique needs of our region by:

  • Leading the state by conferring 24% of construction degrees, 17% of health sciences degrees and 30% of all certificates statewide.
  • Leading the state in re-certification and re-licensure three years in a row, and being third in non-credit enrollment.
  • Leading the state in percentage of Native American and Hispanic enrollment four years in a row.

To build on these successes, the Iowa Community College Trustees 2020 legislative priorities include:

State General Aid: Increase Community College State General Aid no less than $8.8 million.

Local Community Support:  Provide elected Community College Boards the governance flexibility to access local funding in its discretion.

Workforce Training

  • Support public/private funding opportunities for credentialed training partnerships among students, Community College, businesses and others through Work Based Learning..
  • Support local decision-making and ongoing funding for the Iowa Skilled Worker and Job Creation Fund and New Jobs Training Programs