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Mission

Mission Statement

To provide opportunities for quality lifelong learning and promote economic development for our communities.

 

Opportunities:

Extend opportunities for personal and professional growth that are responsive to the dynamic needs of the individual and society.

  • Guarantee access to postsecondary education opportunities through an "open door" policy.
  • Ensure all constituents have the opportunity and the support necessary to take advantage of the postsecondary education programs and services offered by the college.
  • Provide appropriate personnel services. 

Lifelong Learning:

Provide learner centered activities that empower individuals to reach their potential and fulfill their personal and career goals.

  • Enable students to complete the first two years of college work, including general education and pre­professional education and upon completion to achieve successful transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
  • Enable students to complete vocational and technical programs designed to prepare them for employment in occupations in a global society.
  • Provide opportunities for individuals to continue learning throughout their lifetimes.
  • Provide programs for high school completion and development of the academic foundation necessary for success in college.
  • Enable eligible secondary students to participate in college courses for credit while still in high school.
  • Provide vocational and technical training for persons not enrolled in high school and who have not completed high school. 

Economic Development:

Support partnerships among business, communities and labor groups that strengthen the economic health and quality of life for area residents.

  • Deliver programs for in-service training and retraining for workers and to help employers maintain a competitive workforce.
  • Promote economic development assistance to area businesses, industries, cities and counties in cooperation with federal, state and local agencies. 

Communities:

Promote collaborations with communities that support access to college programs and services with sensitivity to diversity and equal opportunities for all.

  • Promote among students an awareness of their responsibilities as citizens in our contemporary and dynamic society.
  • Extend the scope of college resources through active partnerships with agencies in the service area.

 

Questions or comments? Please email us at info@iowalakes.edu or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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