Future Ready Iowa connects Iowans to the education and training required for good paying jobs and careers to improve people's lives. The Future Ready Iowa goal is to have 70 percent of Iowans with education and training beyond high school by 2025.
Future Ready Iowa Programs & Initiatives
Registered Apprenticeship Funding
Grants and programs to build Iowa’s skilled workforce.
Grants supporting affordable child care across Iowa.
Learn more about the Last-Dollar Scholarship.
Employer Innovation Fund
Business solutions that can help your organization.
View information about Registered Apprenticeship programs in the state.
Developing a comprehensive
Summer Youth Program Grants
Create internship programs for high school students in your community.
New Opportunity: Child Care Business Incentive Grant Program
Gov. Reynolds has announced a new grant program to help build and expand child care opportunities with businesses across the state.
Applications are currently being reviewed. Check back for updates on when awards will be announced.
Explore more about Future Ready Iowa
Searchable Job List
Learn more about high-demand jobs throughout the state.
Everyone has a part of Future Ready Iowa.
Accessibility at the Workplace
Learn about creating an inclusive Future Ready Iowa with this training series.
Iowa's Current Skills Gap
See the data behind Iowa's skill gap.
Iowa's Career Coach
Discover in-demand careers and education/training based on your interests!
Future Ready Iowa Alliance
Learn about Future Ready Iowa's development and strategic plan.