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
Iowa Entry-Level Driver Training Program
Grants supporting training opportunities for obtaining a commercial driver's license (CDL).
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.
Developing a comprehensive
Summer Youth Program Grants
Create internship programs for high school students in your community.
Iowa Language Learners Job Training Program
Grants supporting language instruction in the workplace.
Iowa Language Learners Job Training Program Awards Announced
The grant will provide $357,470 in funding to support meaningful language programs at 11 different Iowa employers.
Become a Volunteer Mentor
Help Iowans on a path to a rewarding, high-demand career.
High Demand Jobs in Iowa
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
- Registered Nurses
- Nursing Assistants
- Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
- Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
- Physicians and Surgeons
- Managers, All Other
- Physical Therapists
- General and Operations Managers
- Occupational Therapists
- Computer Systems Engineers/Architects
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Teacher Assistants
- Medical and Health Services Managers
- Computer Programmers
Explore more about Future Ready Iowa
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.