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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

Child Care Grants

Child Care Opportunities

Learn more about the great funding opportunities with Future Ready Iowa that are helping create and expand new child care opportunities across Iowa. 

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    We love showing off the work that the Employer Innovation Grant can do! See how the Marion Economic Development Corp and Mercy Cedar Rapids partnered to help high school students get a head start on their healthcare career.

  • 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.

  • You may have heard the name before, but what is Future Ready Iowa? Hit play and find out!

  • Women are shaping the manufacturing industry across Iowa. Businesses like Danfoss North America (Ames,IA), Burke Corporation, and American Packaging share how women have become an important part of their workforce.  Find more information about manufacturing careers at www.IowaWORKS.gov.

  • 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. 

  • Grant helps high school students get a head start on their healthcare career.
  • 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.
  • You may have heard the name before, but what is Future Ready Iowa?
  • Women are shaping the manufacturing industry across Iowa. Three Iowa companies share how women have become an important part of their workforce.
  • Coronavirus Relief Fund Employer Innovation Grant helps Iowans get CNA certified.

 

High Demand Jobs in Iowa

 

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High-Demand Jobs in Iowa

 

 

View Careers with 2 Years of Education/Training or Less

 

 

Colleges Offering High-Demand Programs

 

 

Top Job Postings on IowaWORKS.gov
 

  1. Registered Nurses
  2. Nursing Assistants
  3. Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 
  4. Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
  5. Physicians and Surgeons
  6. Managers, All Other  
  7. Physical Therapists 
  8. General and Operations Managers  
  9. Occupational Therapists  
  10. Computer Systems Engineers/Architects  
  11. Speech-Language Pathologists 
  12. Teacher Assistants  
  13. Accountants  
  14. Medical and Health Services Managers  
  15. Computer Programmers 

 

 

Explore more about Future Ready Iowa

Searchable Job List

Learn more about high-demand jobs throughout the state.

Get Involved

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.