Workforce education has become a critical component to maintaining a competitive workforce and, in the Mid Iowa Growth Partnership region, many opportunities are available to employers and employees.

Calhoun County

Over 78% of employed residents in Calhoun County have some level of education/training beyond high school; 4.5% are trade certified, 20.4% have an associates degree, 24.3% have an undergraduate degree, and 11.2% have a post graduate/professional degree.  Click here for more detailed information.

Hamilton County

Nearly 40% of Hamilton County’s workforce has a least a high school degree and another 25% have some college and no degree. Those with degrees (28% of the workforce) are split amongst associate degrees (13%), bachelor degrees (12%) and graduate degrees (3%).  Click here for more detailed information.

Hardin County

Ellsworth Community College (ECC) in Iowa Falls, Buena Vista University (Iowa Falls Campus) and Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCC) in Marshalltown provide workforce training opportunities. The State of Iowa’s 260E and 260F jobs training programs is handled and administered locally by IVCC. Iowa State University and University of Northern Iowa are located within one hour; University of Iowa within two hours. Hardin County has a well-educated workforce that reflects 97.1% with a high school degree or higher with 26.3% holding a BA degree or higher. Hardin County pulls its workforce from a 45-mile radius that contains a labor force of 264,000.  Click here for more detailed information.

Humboldt County

Humboldt County boasts a well-educated workforce with over three-fourths (72.1%) of the employed residents having education/training beyond high school; 17.3% have an associates degree, 20.2% have an undergraduate degree and 9% have a post-graduate degree.  Click here for more information.

Kossuth County

Employers find educated and productive employees in Kossuth County. From early childhood to college Kossuth County offers residents lifelong learning opportunities. Iowa Lakes Community College, Buena Vista University and Briar Cliff University offer distance learning opportunities at a convenient local center. Click here for more detailed information.

Pocahontas County

Slightly over four-fifths (81.3%) of the employed residents have some level of education/training beyond high school, 6% are trade certified, 1.6% have completed vocational training, 22.2% have an associates degree, 25.7% have an undergraduate degree and 9.8% have a post-graduate/professional degree. Click here for more detailed information.

Wright County

Wright County has a quality, job-ready workforce as 73.2% of the employed residents have some level of education/training beyond high school; 11.9% have an associates degree, 29.4% have an undergraduate degree and 5.8% have a post-graduate/professional degree.  Click here for more detailed information.