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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

Coronavirus Relief Fund Grant Awardees

A series of Coronavirus Relief Fund grants were awarded to support Iowa's workforce though job training opportunities for those whose employment was affected by the pandemic. View the awardees for the Employer Innovation Fund Grant, the Registered Apprenticeship Expansion Grant, and the Earn and Learn Grant. 

 

  • The Future Ready Iowa Coronavirus Relief Employer Innovation Fund has helped organizations across the state provide training and job opportunities for Iowans impacted by the Coronavirus. Watch how the Marshall County 911 Communications Center was able to fill their job openings and help a fellow Iowan find her dream career.

  • To celebrate January as National Mentorship Month we spoke with a mentor and mentee in our Future Ready Iowa Virtual Mentorship program. Hear how both help each other learn and grow from this unique partnership. If you are interested in becoming a virtual mentor, or signing up as a mentee, follow this link: https://futurereadyiowamentoring.chronus.com/

  • You may have heard the name before, but what is Future Ready Iowa? Hit play and find out!

  • Lakeside Village is a Senior Community Center in Panora, Iowa. With the help of the Coronavirus Relief Fund Employer Innovation Grant, the staff was able to receive certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant at a local CNA training center. Now they're able to better care for their senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • The Iowa Restaurant Association recently was awarded $50,000 from the Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund. The Association's ProStart program helps place aspiring chefs into kitchens around the state for training and mentoring. The funding helps them put on a massive statewide cooking competition that pits teams of high school chefs against each other...and the clock.

  • Watch how the Marshall County 911 Communications Center was able to fill their job openings and help a fellow Iowan find her dream career.
  • To celebrate January as National Mentorship Month we spoke with a mentor and mentee in our Future Ready Iowa Virtual Mentorship program.
  • You may have heard the name before, but what is Future Ready Iowa?
  • Coronavirus Relief Fund Employer Innovation Grant helps Iowans get CNA certified.
  • Employer Innovation Fund Helps High School Students Compete in the Kitchen

 

High Demand Jobs in Iowa

 

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High-Demand Jobs in Iowa

 

 

View Careers with 2 Years of Education/Training or Less

 

 

Colleges Offering High-Demand Programs

 

 

Top Job Postings on IowaWORKS.gov
 

  1. Registered Nurses
  2. Heavy & Tractor Trailer Truck Drivers
  3. Nursing Assistants 
  4. Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses
  5. Physicians & Surgeons, all other
  6. General Operations Managers
  7. Managers, all others
  8. Occupational Therapists
  9. Physical Therapists
  10. Teacher Assistants
  11. Computer Systems Engineers/Architects
  12. Medical and Health Services Managers
  13. Family and General Practitioners
  14. Accountants
  15. Medical Assistants

 

 

Explore more about Future Ready Iowa

Searchable Job List

Learn more about high-demand jobs throughout the state.

Get Involved

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.