Governor's 2018 Future Ready Iowa Summit

Transforming Education and the Workforce is the theme of the Governor's 2018 Future Ready Iowa Summit on Tuesday, April 3 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Community Choice Credit union Convention Center in Des Moines.

The Summit brings together leaders from business and industry, education, nonprofits, elected officials, students and others to amplify the public conversation about transforming education and the workforce with a focus on expanding work-based learning and computer science instruction.

Governor Kim Reynolds is providing opening and closing remarks at the Summit. Lt. Governor Adam Gregg is welcoming attendees. In addition, the Summit is honored to have U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta speak on "Working with Iowa to Confront Workforce Challenges." IWD Director Beth Townsend is the Summit's emcee.

Iowa Workforce Development is presenting at several break-out sessions:

  • Making Registered Apprenticeships Work for Your Business
  • IowaWORKS for Iowa - Both Job Seekers and Employers
  • Our Data, Your Leverage: How Labor Market Information Can Drive Smart Decisions
  • Getting Iowa Future Ready - An Overview and Update

See the full agenda(link is external).

Registration for the Summit is closed. If you want to be put on a waiting list for the event, please email