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One-Stop Future Ready Iowa website unveiled

Date: 
Thursday, January 26, 2017

A new resource is available to help Iowans review and evaluate different career opportunities in the state and plan their paths to landing rewarding jobs.

The new Future Ready Iowa website is a collaboration among many state agencies, including Iowa Workforce Development, Iowa Economic Development Authority, Iowa Department of Education, and the Iowa College Student Aid Commission.

The Future Ready Iowa initiative aims to align education, workforce and economic development efforts with the goal for 70 percent of the workforce having education or training beyond high school by the year 2025. Less than half the workforce does now. The Future Ready Iowa Alliance is charged with making policy recommendations by Oct. 31 on how to reach the 70 percent goal.

To aid in reaching that goal, the Future Ready Iowa website is a one-stop shop where students and adults can find high-demand career opportunities in Iowa, identify education and training needed as well as financial resources that may be available. More information about career pathways will be added in coming months.

The mobile-friendly site features a clearly defined menu that makes navigation easy for users to discover what advanced knowledge or technical skills are required for the careers of today and tomorrow, and where those jobs are located in Iowa. For example, the Career Coach tool features career exploration resources using information on high-demand jobs.

Read more about the Future Ready Iowa Alliance.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on August 18, 2017 at 5:03pm.