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NewBoCo Launches Back to School Donor Campaign: 99 Counties for Coding

Thursday, August 8, Cedar Rapids, IA – As NewBoCo’s partnership with continues to provide computer science training to Iowa’s K-12 teachers for a third year, the nonprofit is introducing a new way for those who support computer science in Iowa’s classrooms to be part of this mission: 99 Counties for Coding.   This campaign will show the impact computer science

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2 teachers smiling and laughing as they learn about tech education at their laptops

NewBoCo extends Iowa teacher application deadline for 2019-2020

Thursday, May 9, Cedar Rapids, IA – NewBoCo is extending the application deadline for Iowa teachers to learn how to teach computer science through its Professional Learning Program to better support teachers now that most school years will end in June due to winter weather. This will be NewBoCo’s third year offering these professional development programs in Iowa. The

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NewBoCo’s DeltaV Code School Announces New Offerings Amid Iowa Workforce Shortage

Cedar Rapids, IA, April 22, 2019 – Iowa is facing a workforce shortage. In February 2019, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.4 percent; there are only 41,200 unemployed Iowans. The Corridor is no exception to this shortage. The Regional Vision, developed by the East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) and other stakeholders, placed the Corridor’s workforce woes

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Ben and Jerry’s Co-Founder to Keynote EntreFEST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Friday, February 22, 2019 – Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of the company that makes Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, will keynote EntreFEST on May 16-17 in Cedar Rapids. Greenfield is one of the entrepreneurial and innovative minds behind one of the most talked-about and least conventional success stories in American business. Greenfield has helped to build a storefront venture

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Middle School Students Create Communities to Power the Future for Future City Iowa Regional Competition

Monday, February 4, Cedar Rapids, IA – More than 150 of Iowa’s middle schoolers presented their solutions to make city power grids that withstand and quickly recover from the impacts of a natural disaster at the Future City Iowa Regional Competition at Prairie Point Middle School on Saturday, January 26. A total of 42 teams representing 16 schools and organizations

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NewBoCo’s Iowa teacher applications open for 2019-2020

Thursday, January 24, Cedar Rapids, IA – Applications are open for Iowa teachers to learn how to teach computer science through NewBoCo’s Professional Learning Program. This will be NewBoCo’s third year offering these professional development programs in Iowa. The 2019-2020 school year is especially noteworthy because Senate File 274 established the goal that, “… by July 1, 2019, each accredited

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Former CEO, Eric Engelmann presents from a stage on the future of NewBoCo

NewBoCo Launch Day Announces Emcee, Presenters

Cedar Rapids, IA, November 28, 2018 – NewBoCo Launch Day is Tuesday, December 11, at Theatre Cedar Rapids. Launch Day is NewBoCo’s annual event that celebrates accomplishments in entrepreneurship, innovation, and tech education in Iowa. The emcee for NewBoCo’s annual event is a familiar voice in the Corridor. Eric Hanson, Host of Z102.9’s “The Morning Scramble”, will take the mic

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