The Keokuk Re-Engagement Center could be up and running within a few weeks. It will be located on Southeastern Community College’s local campus.
The goal of the center is to combine education and job training.
The Region 16 Workforce Investment Board has been directly involved in the development of the center.
Chairperson Janet Fife-LaFrenz says it will allow individuals who are seeking a GED to also gain certification in one of 15 specialized fields. They include carpentry and auto repair.