To the editor:
On Tuesday, Sept. 10, two DMACC levies passed with the highest positive margin in our history, and we thank you. It was gratifying to work on the campaign with the support of legislators, both political parties, chambers, unions, religious and community-based organizations, DMACC alums, school superintendents and many others.
In his book "The Coming Jobs War," Chairman of Gallup Jim Clifton says that: "what everyone in the World wants is a good job." In Iowa, we know that about 60 percent of the good jobs are called "middle skill" and require more than a high school diploma, but no more than a DMACC diploma or degree. There are many good jobs in Central Iowa right now, and we are working hard to recruit, educate and train those workers that businesses need. You also know that we do an exceptional job preparing our students to complete their four-year degree before entering a profession.
Nationally, student debt is a major issue. Your vote also helps keep the DMACC tuition rate one of the lowest in Iowa.
By your vote, you have provided DMACC the ability to continue developing and expanding our facilities and equipment so our students can be educated for good jobs, allowing Central Iowa employers the opportunity to grow their businesses. As our campaign emphasized, we are your college, and all of us at DMACC are grateful for your continued support!