Saturday, September 23, 2017Philanthropy Examines its Role in Shifting Economic Landscape at Roundtable Conference
"“We are big right now in work-based learning. We are custom designing employees for specific companies,” said Rob Denson, resident of the Des Moines Area Community College.
Several institutions of higher learning, particularly community colleges, are fostering public/private partnerships to create pathways that allow a student to gain relevant skills to fill jobs that are growing in today’s workforce.
“I’m still amazed that there’s not a common glossary for the work that we want to do between educators and employers,” Denson said. …"
Wednesday, September 20, 2017Legends in Iowa Manufacturing honored
"Manufacturing leaders from across Iowa were recognized Tuesday during the third annual Legends in Iowa Manufacturing awards dinner at the Meadows Events and Conference Center in Altoona. (This includes DMACC board member Fred Buie, who was recently re-elected.) …"
Monday, September 18, 2017Internship brings summer of learning
" I used the Dallas County farm located just north of Adel, cash-rented since 2005 by the Des Moines Area Community College Agribusiness Program. The farm served as a real-world example, and DMACC provided data on actual crop production costs, the farm’s actual production history, local cash grain bids for harvest delivery and use of …"
Monday, September 18, 2017Sept. 21: Interpreting YOUR Property Tax Bill
"Property taxes are due in September, and are often a family's or business's single largest state/local tax liability. Learn how to view and analyze your own property tax bill; then get your questions answered by Central Iowa leaders with whom your tax dollars are entrusted. Featured local leaders include: Rob Denson, president, Des Moines Area Community College; Thomas Harper, CFO, Des Moines Public Schools; Karl Vilums, CFO, Broadlawns edical Center; Mary Maloney, Polk County treasurer; Tim Moerman, Waukee city manager; and Elizabeth Presutti, CEO, Des Moines Area Regional Transit. The event is free and open to the public.