Union County is known for it’s quality education and commitment to excellence. There is a wide range of educational opportunities, from early childhood to post secondary education. Union County was also a selected location for the Future Ready Iowa Summit in 2018. This Act will ensure that our youth know the steps they will need to take to be career ready on the timeline that works for them and their goals.
Are You Future Ready?
In March of 2018, Governor Reynolds signed the Future Ready Iowa Act at the Future Ready Iowa Summit in Des Moines.
"This bill changes lives by helping Iowans earn credentials that prepare them for rewarding careers in advanced manufacturing, computer science, finance, healthcare and many other fields," Governor Reynolds said. "This bill also helps employers hire the skilled workers they need to grow, which means communities will be more prosperous."
The goal of Future Ready Iowa is to have 70% of Iowa workers to have education or training beyond high school by 2025. This equates to 127,700 Iowans having earned post-secondary degrees or credentials.
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Early Childhood Education
Primary & Secondary Education Options
601 West Townline Street,
Creston, Iowa 50801
1916 High School Drive
Afton, Iowa 50830
403 West Clark Street,
Higher Education Institutions
Southwestern Community College is a two-year, public institution located in Creston, IA, with centers in Red Oak and Osceola. The college welcomes anyone who desires and is committed to obtaining an education. SWCC offers industrial training, career and technical education, adult and continuing education, distance/online learning, and courses for transfer.
Convenient, affordable courses. Seamless credit transfers. Online, face-to-face, and blended learning formats. Buena Vista University Creston began offering classes in September 1986. 100 percent of Associate’s degrees from our community college partners transfer to BVU. Most AA degrees require 68 credits, and we make sure that they all transfer to BVU. Talk about saving time and money!
The Learning Center is a non-profit organization designed to provide children who learn differently with the supplemental screening and tutoring services along with the support needed to achieve academic success.
They are located at
1715 W. Prairie St., Suite 4, in Creston.
Green Hills AEA is one of nine Iowa AEAs that were established by the Iowa Legislature in 1974 to be an effective, efficient and economical means of identifying and serving children, birth to age 21.
All AEAs work to ensure that every child receives a free, appropriate, quality education.