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
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.
New Coronavirus Relief Fund Earn and Learn Grant
Governor Reynolds announced the new Coronavirus Relief Fund Earn and Learn Grant for the expansion of short-term training programs. Nonprofits, adult training providers, small businesses (less than 50 employees), post-secondary institutions, and unions can apply.
Coronavirus Relief Fund Employer Innovation Fund Awardees
Governor Reynolds announced 65 project awardees for this year's Employer Innovation Fund grant program. The grants will help power Iowa’s economic recovery by providing those most affected by the pandemic get new job skills training that lead to high demand jobs.
Learning opportunities on Coursera
Access FREE online courses with Iowa Workforce Development and Coursera. Register and enroll in courses by October 31, 2020 and complete those courses by December 31, 2020 at no cost to you.
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.