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Future Ready Iowa Webinar Series

Future Ready Iowa Webinar Series:

"Building a Future Ready Workforce"


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 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.

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


April 24 (12:00pm CST) - “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!

Register here: April 24 (12:00pm CST) - Establishing Registered Apprenticeships in High Schools


May 29 (12:00pm CST)- “Apprenticeship Basics: Registered Apprenticeships in Non-Traditional Fields”

Registered Apprenticeships are training and education pathways that can help meet the skilled workforce shortage in Iowa while providing great opportunities for Iowans. Registered Apprenticeships are growing in fields such as healthcare, engineering, IT, hospitality and more. Learn how these programs are redefining what it means to be a registered apprentice. 


June 26 (12:00pm CST) - “Employing Iowans with Disabilities”


July 31 (12:00pm CST) - “Partnering with Community-Based Organizations to Build Your Workforce”


August 28 (12:00pm CST) - “Employers Share Their Success Stories with Hiring Returning Citizens”


September 25 (12:00pm CST) - “Work-Based Learning for Students: How Employers Can Introduce Youth to Worksites”


October 30 (12:00pm CST) - “Upskilling Your Current Workforce” 


November (Date to be determined) (12:00pm CST) - “Unemployment Insurance”