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|Virtual Mentoring Program Helps Students Succeed During COVID-19||
As learning moves to virtual classrooms amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, one Future Ready Iowa Program is uniquely equipped to help students navigate their courses and future careers. The FRI Virtual Mentoring program connects Last-Dollar Scholarship students with mentors in their chosen fields.
|February Webinar 2020 : A Snapshot of Successful Employer Strategies||
Learn how several industry experts addressed their workforce needs in this Future Ready Iowa webinar.
|Employer Innovation Fund Helps High School Students Compete in the Kitchen||
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.
|Condition of the State 2020: Workforce Initiatives||
Governor Kim Reynolds highlighted several workforce programs during her 2020 Condition of the State address. In addition, she laid out her administration's workforce priorities for 2020 and beyond.
|Meanwhile, in Iowa...||
Meanwhile, in Iowa... Welding apprentices are training for a career they can take with them for the rest of their lives.
|January Webinar 2020: Hiring Returning Citizens||
Learn how hiring Iowan's returning from Iowa's correctional facilities can help build your workforce, and how returning citizens are equipped with the skills they need to become a valuable member of your team.
|How IowaWORKS for you!||
IowaWORKS centers help connect Iowans with training and employment opportunities.
|What are Future Ready Iowa Employer Summits?||
Employers, educators, and community leaders attended Future Ready Iowa Employer Summits last Fall (2019). Each summit encouraged discussions about local workforce solutions that strenghten the Iowa's current and future workforce.
|Apprentices Begin Their Healthcare Career at Broadlawns Medical Center||
No matter if you're a high school student or someone looking to make a jump to a new career field, registered apprenticeships are a great option to help you earn and learn. Apprentices at Broadlawns Medical Center share how their registered apprenticeship program is preparing them for a high-demand career.
|High School Students Get a Head Start with Welding Apprenticeships||
Registered Apprenticeships in Iowa are an amazing way to earn while you learn. Hear from one student who's working in a professional environment before he even graduates!