The goal of the Future Ready Iowa initiative is for 70 percent of the workforce to have education or training beyond high school by the year 2025. Less than half the workforce does now. The Future Ready Iowa Alliance is charged with making policy recommendations by Oct. 31, 2017, on how to reach the 70 percent goal.
Through the Future Ready Iowa initiative, state leaders are continually seeking ways to better align education, workforce and economic development efforts. Iowa Workforce Development, in partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority, the Iowa Department of Education, and the Iowa College Student Aid Commission, collaborated with a variety of stakeholders to create the website.
The launch of the Future Ready Iowa Website was announced January 23, 2017 at Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds weekly press conference. The Future Ready Iowa website is a one-stop shop where students and adults can review and evaluate different career opportunities in Iowa and plan their path to landing a rewarding job. The website helps identify education and training needed as well as financial resources that may be available. More information about career pathways are always being reviewed and added to the website. Please feel free to explore the Future Ready Iowa website.
The Alliance is made up of representatives who are committed to strengthening Iowa’s workforce to enhance opportunities for students, adults, employers and communities. For more information about the Alliance visit the Alliance page on the Future Ready Iowa website.
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