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Iowa Lakes dedicates Industrial Training Center at Spirit Lake campus

December 14, 2017

The new Industrial Training Center at Iowa Lakes Community College was unveiled Thursday as area residents joined college officials at the campus in Spirit Lake.

The make-over was initiated when college officials listened to area business leaders and identified ways in which the college could serve them better.

“The renovations made to the Spirit Lake campus are among the most innovative and practical initiatives we have implemented here,” said Iowa Lakes President Valerie Newhouse. “The lab is portable and modular and we will provide skills that focus on industry training needs. We can adjust rapidly to meet the changing demands of our business partners and prepare students for jobs for today – and tomorrow!”

The event marked the official public unveiling of the facility.

Jolene Rogers, executive director of community and business relations, also spoke at the dedication.

“These classes offer skill attainment in high-demand areas such as electrical maintenance, welding and computer analytics,” Rogers said. “These enhanced facilities are welcoming and create an environment of engagement.”

Through the investment of taxpayers, we have outlined a robust menu of classes including non-credit programming of leadership and communication classes, she added.

Trustee Christopher Fuhrman cut the cake to officially open the new facilities.

“As trustees, we want to ensure that our facilities stay in great shape,” Fuhrman said. “As you can tell, this upgrade will live on for years to come.”

Iowa Lakes has a long tradition of responding to its communities by providing education for residents.

The Spirit Lake campus is located at 800 21st St.

Spirit Lake Campus Director Mary Faber, Exec. Dir. Jolene Rogers, Instructor Doug Zemler, Trustee Christopher Fuhrman, President Valerie Newhouse, Student Austin Crone, Student Tyler Crone, Exec. Dir. of Facilities Management Delaine Hiney.
Spirit Lake Campus Director Mary Faber, Exec. Dir. Jolene Rogers, Instructor Doug Zemler, Trustee Christopher Fuhrman, President Valerie Newhouse, Student Austin Crone, Student Tyler Crone, Exec. Dir. of Facilities Management Delaine Hiney.

Doug Zemler
Instructor Doug Zemler, President Valerie Newhouse, Student Austin Crone, Student Tyler Crone

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Mary Faber at 712-580-8628

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