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Future Ready Iowa Webinar Series


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Future Ready Iowa Webinar Series:

"Building a Future Ready Workforce"


UPDATE: The Future Ready Iowa Webinar Series is currently postponed due to COVID-19. We look forward to starting the series again soon. Stay tuned for updates about when the series will continue. Thank you.


The Future Ready Iowa webinar series connects you with information about the key workforce programs related to the hiring, training, and retaining of a skilled workforce. Employers, educators, job seekers, and community organizations are encouraged to sign up for the monthly webinars. Each webinar will last between 30-45 minutes with time for questions at the end. Each webinar will be recorded and made available on this page if you were unable to attend. 

If you have questions about the webinars, or if you would like to be involved in one of the presentations, please contact Kathy Leggett at kathy.leggett@iwd.iowa.gov


Here you will find our webinar schedule, topics, and registration links as they become available:

January 31 (12:00pm CST) - “Employing Returning Citizens” 

Learn about the benefits of hiring returning citizens with presenters who will answer common questions employers may have about hiring from this underutilized labor pool.

Watch the recorded presentation here: Employing Returning Citizens (Jan. 31, 2020)


February 28 (12:00pm CST) - “A Snapshot of Successful Employer Strategies”

Employers share the innovative strategies they have used to address their challenges for building a skilled workforce. 

Watch the recorded presentation here: A Snapshot of Successful Employer Strategies (Feb. 28, 2020)


March 2, 2020  “Establishing Registered Apprenticeships in High Schools”

Registered Apprenticeship programs provide a career pathway for students who want to learn on the job while building a skilled workforce for employers. Learn how to get the ball rolling to establish a Registered Apprenticeship Program at a local area high school. It’s easier than you think!

Watch the recorded presentation here: Registered Apprenticeship Webinar: How to Start a RA Program


March 27 (12:00pm CST) - “Funding to Help Employers Build Their Skilled Workforce”

Learn about how Future Ready Iowa funding opportunities can help your employees get the credentials they need to build your skilled workforce.