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 & Initiatives
Registered Apprenticeship Funding
Grants and programs to build Iowa’s skilled workforce.
Grants supporting affordable child care across Iowa.
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.
Developing a comprehensive
Summer Youth Program Grants
Create internship programs for high school students in your community.
Child Care Business Incentive Grant: New Funding Opportunity
A new funding opportunity under the Child Care Business Incentive Grant has opened up that supports child care slots across the state. The application deadline has been extended to November 16, 2022. Click the link below for details!
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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.