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April 30, 2013IA |  By: INS

Iowa Employers

The job prospects for this year's graduating seniors is somewhat better than it was last year, but employers continue to complain that those fresh out of school don't have the problem-solving skills they need.

Iowa's 15 Community Colleges, including Des Moines Area Community College, are going to test the best employees of the best companies in Iowa to find what makes them so good and then try to duplicate it in the classroom. D-M-A-C-C president Rob Denson says there are high-paying jobs just waiting for the right candidates.

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He says Community Colleges are also going to provide more classes in the areas where the Iowa's employers say they need skills. Denson says they have always listened to what employers want.

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He says all of the Iowa's Community Colleges will use a 13 million dollar federal grant to form the Iowa Advanced Manufacturing Consortium, which will develop the programs needed to help more workers graduate with the credentials employers want.