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Students Explore Industrial Maintenance Training and Careers

Published Thursday, February 14, 2019
Students from Lee and Des Moines County, as well as students from Warsaw and Clark County attended Southeastern Community College's Industrial Technology Day at the Keokuk Campus.  
 
ConAgra, Sligan Containers, Griffin Wheel and Iowa Fertilizer spoke to current and future students about job expectations and how what they are learning at the SCC Keokuk campus applies to their facilities. 
 
SCC instructor Jason Radel commented, "These students are getting good, high paying, job offers before they finish their training because the skills are in such high demand."  
 
 
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Lee County EDG Hosts Talent Breakfast

Published Thursday, February 7, 2019

Lee County EDG has achieved great successes in their workforce development program Grow Lee. The program has has 558 students participate in Lego Robotics, over 400 8th graders explore local careers and graduated their 3rd 12 Plus high school employability class. 

Our goal is to go bigger and faster, putting more Lee County and SE Iowa residents in good paying jobs and developing a pipeline for our employers to grow.

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Lee County EDG Prepares Students for Local Careers

Published Friday, December 21, 2018
12 Plus Employability Class Graduates 12 Plus is an employability class for high school students designed by local industry and focuses on what individuals entering the workforce need to know to get and keep a quality career in the area. Through this program, the students have learned skills such as presentation skills, money management, basic safety,... more»

Keokuk School Awarded STEM BEST Program

Published Thursday, October 25, 2018
Connecting Students with Careers The Governor’s STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Advisory Council awarded Keokuk Community Schools for their STEM BEST (Business Engaging Students and Teachers) project. This makes the 2nd STEM BEST awardee for Lee County, with Fort Madison receiving this award in 2016, and only one in 50 across... more»

Keokuk Wins Award for Comprehensive Plan

Published Friday, October 19, 2018
The American Planning Association, Iowa Chapter, granted the 2018 Daniel Burnham Award for best comprehensive plan in Iowa to the Keokuk Comprehensive Plan. In April 2016, the City of Keokuk decided that it needed to update its Comprehensive Plan. The last Comprehensive Plan was done in 1999. A ‘Vision Plan’ was developed in 2007 which is not... more»

Lee County EDG Announces Lee County 2023 - Forward Together

Published Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Lee County, Iowa – September 18, 2018: The Lee County Economic Development Group established a capital campaign goal of $1,300,000 - $1,600,000 covering the next five years, to implement an aggressive public/private economic development initiative in Lee County. Lee County EDG officially introduced its five-year strategic plan and campaign during the... more»

Dennis Fraise Appointed to Governor's Connecting Rural Iowa Task Force

Published Thursday, August 16, 2018
Connecting Rural Iowa Lee County, IA, August 16, 2018 - Gov. Kim Reynolds announced members on the three Governor's Empower Rural Iowa Initiative task forces on Thursday. Including Lee County EDG's COO Dennis Fraise to the Connecting Rural Iowa Task Force. Iowans had two weeks to apply, and in that time, the Governor's Office received nearly 180... more»

Roquette Celebrates 40 Years

Published Monday, July 23, 2018
Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients, celebrates the 40th anniversary of its presence in the United States. Since 1978, the Group has expanded its footprint in the country through the establishment of three sites, complemented with a presence in Mexico, Brazil and Canada to serve its American clients in the Food, Nutrition and Health... more»
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