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JB Holland of Decorah is working with NICC for training for people to become heavy equipment operators

Posted: Sat, Nov 14, 2020 3:27 PM

A $100,000 State of Iowa Innovation Grant is helping to pay for an NICC short-term training program for JB Holland for heavy equipment training.

JB Holland President Bill Holland says, "There is a tremendous shortage of construction equipment operators, not only in Northeast Iowa but across the country."

The partnership with NICC has helped to obtain grant funding that aids in training, recruitment and retention of employees.

Says Holland, "Because of our relationship with NICC we are providing recruitment and training services that not only benefit JB Holland but are available to all contractors that utilize heavy construction equipment throughout the region."

(For a previous story about this program, visit: