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For Immediate Release: April 10, 2013
Contact: Kerry Koonce
Telephone: (515) 281-9646

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Storm Lake ECI to Hold Workshop on Skilled Training for the Workforce

Storm Lake, IA – The Storm Lake Employers Council of Iowa (ECI), Northwest Iowa Planning and Development Commission and Iowa Central Community College will be hosting an interactive workshop on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. The workshop, “What Your Local IowaWORKS office and Community College can do to Facilitate Skilled Training for your Workforce” will be held at Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency 8 located at 824 Flindt Drive in Storm Lake.

Val Bonney, training director for Northwest Iowa Planning and Development Commission (NWIPDC) and Sarah Rahe, assistant director of Economic Development for Iowa Central Community College will be the presenters.

Topics to be covered include:

- Adult, Youth and Displaced Worker Programs through Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
- Unemployment Insurance Training Extended Benefit (TEB)
- Governor Branstad’s Skilled Iowa Initiative
- Iowa New Jobs Training Program 260E
- Iowa Jobs Training Program 260F
- Other Iowa Central Community College Programs and Curriculum available for Skilled Training

The workshop is free however pre-registration is requested by Friday, May 10, 2013. Contact Robert Becker, by e-mail to: A certificate of attendance will be provided to pre-registered participants for recertification purposes.

If you have employees, you should plan to attend this interactive workshop. You may save time and money by learning methods to better run your business. All businesses, human resource personnel, attorneys, financial officers, payroll staff and managers are invited to attend.

The Storm Lake Employers’ Council of Iowa (ECI) is a local business group supported by IowaWORKS Region 3 and 4 and is part of the statewide Employers’ Council of Iowa system. This group addresses workforce issues, and provides both educational and networking opportunities for business people and human resource professionals. Contact Bob Becker at (712) 262-1971 x 126 or e-mail at for more information.


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