The Ironwood area is blessed with excellent educational resources, including a two-year community college, Gogebic Community College (GCC), which is located in North Ironwood, next to Mt. Zion overlook and park. With a variety of course offerings, GCC has long been an important community member, and draws students from the Upper Peninsula, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and beyond. Its Ski Area Management Program is one of the very few offered in the United States, and its graduates occupy positions of management leadership in snow sport industry locations across the country. The year 2020 saw completion of a new building that houses state-of-the-art equipment for the expanded Welding Certificate Program. From Forestry to Information Technology, GCC offers programs that prepare its students for immediate entry into important careers.
Ironwood’s Historic Luther L. Wright High School building houses a comprehensive K-12 educational program. Equally historic is the Ironwood Carnegie Library, the oldest Carnegie Library in Michigan still operating in its original building. Far more than just books and computer access, the Ironwood Library offers a host of classes for young authors, clubs for students, lecture presentations, and works with the Ironwood Area Schools in helping facilitate and sponsor many student activities.
Just across the Montreal River in Hurley, WI, is the local headquarters for the University of Extension-Iron County. Encompassing outreach in Agriculture, Community Development, Families & Finances, Health, Natural Resources, and Youth Development, UW-Extension Iron County offers outstanding community resources!