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|Iowa Child Care Task Force: What are the Problems, What are the Solutions?||
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds launched the Child Care Task Force to understand the issues facing child care providers in Iowa and help expand access to quality child care. Child care providers and advocates describe some of the barriers they face and explain how state funding is already helping them solve child care barriers in their community.
|Press Conference March 10, 2021: Governor Reynolds announces the Child Care Taskforce||
On March 10, Governor Kim Reynolds signed Executive Order 8, launching a new Child Care Task Force to develop a comprehensive strategy to address the child care shortage and barrier to work in Iowa. The governor also announced awardees of two child care grant programs totaling $13,053,372 and contributing to the creation of more than 4,000 new child care slots across Iowa.
|Future Ready Iowa Grant Helping Fill 911 Dispatcher Openings Across the State||
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.
|Virtual Mentorships Help Students Succeed in Computer Programing||
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/
|Truck Country Uses Registered Apprenticeship to Build Talent Pipeline||
Registered Apprenticeships allow for businesses to develop a pipeline of talented workers.
|Assisted Living Center Workers get CNA Certified with Help of Future Ready Iowa Grant||
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.
|Registered Apprenticeship Highlight Reel 2020||
Hear from Iowans as we celebrate Registered Apprenticeship week 2020. Learn why a Registered Apprenticeship program may be right for you or your company
|Registered Apprenticeship Grant Opportunities- Webinar on Sept. 30, 2020||
Governor Kim Reynolds announced two new Registered Apprenticeship grant opportunities totaling $10 million funded by the Coronavirus Relief Fund. Learn about two new grant opportunities with this webinar. Visit this page for more information on how to apply:
|What is Future Ready Iowa?||
You may have heard the name before, but what is Future Ready Iowa? Hit play and find out!
|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.