The goal of Future Ready Iowa is to have 70 percent of Iowa’s workforce have education or training beyond high school by the year 2025 as outlined in this fact sheet. The signing of Executive Order 88 created the Future Ready Iowa Alliance, which is charged with developing and recommending a strategic plan by October 31, 2017 to reach the Future Ready Iowa goal. Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Dan Houston, Chairman, President and CEO of Principal are co-chairs of the Alliance, which is comprised of leaders from 27 Iowa counties.
For additional information, please see the following documents: the August 29, 2016 news release announcing the Future Ready Iowa Alliance, the Lumina Grant and the signing of Executive Order 88; the Lumina Foundation report "A Stronger Nation" which shows where Iowa is today in terms of education after high school; and the Lumina Foundation report "Education and Workforce Trends through 2025"; and Iowa's application for the Lumina Attainment Challenge Grant.
Future Ready Iowa Website
The Future Ready Iowa Website is now live. The mobile friendly website directly connects job seekers to tools for finding education, training and jobs. It uses Labor Market Information to identify the number of jobs, the average median income and what training is required within a geographically determined distance from the job seeker.
Website features include:
- Iowa's Career Coach
- Career Exploration
- Education and Training Opportunities
- Financial Resources
- Finding a Job