KEY in Des Moines - Iowa College Student Retention, Presented by Mediacom Careers

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Name: KEY in Des Moines - Iowa College Student Retention, Presented by Mediacom Careers
Date: September 12, 2018
Time: 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM CDT
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Event Description:
KEY in Des Moines stands for Keeping Educated Youth in Des Moines.  It is a program connecting employers with area colleges and universities for workforce attraction.  Every other month the group hosts free educational sessions.  KEY in Des Moines is a division of the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce.

Topic - Iowa College Student Retention Study
From March through May 2017, Iowa Workforce Development collected data through an online survey that was given to college students across the State of Iowa. Surveys were distributed to students enrolled in community colleges, state universities, and private institutions (both for-profit and non-profit) including career/technical schools that had one or more physical locations in Iowa. Thirty-five schools participated and over 8,000 student surveys were used in the analysis. 
The purpose of the survey was to gather information regarding students’ intentions to either remain in Iowa or locate outside of Iowa following graduation or upon program completion. In addition, the survey asked students to rate what factors were most important to them when deciding where to locate and then provide their perception of Iowa when it came to those same factors. 

The Iowa Workforce Development will be reviewing the study findings.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Mediacom Careers.
Event Sponsors:


Purdue Global
4655 121st Street
Urbandale, IA 50322
Date/Time Information:
8:15 - 8:30 a.m. Networking/Light breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Program
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