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.
IWD is a state agency committed to providing employment services for individual job seekers through our IowaWORKSpartnership. Employers and businesses can post jobs, hire veterans and apply for qualifying federal tax credits. IWD continually strives to improve processes and align the organization in such a way to provide effective, demand-driven products and services. IWD staff in Des Moines consists of administrative, labor services, workers’ compensation, labor market information, and the unemployment insurance services staff. The agency also maintains a statewide delivery system of 15 regional, 4 satellite, and 14 expansion offices to provide services to Iowans in communities demonstrating need.
There’s something special about growing up in a small town—where hard work, hospitality and heritage are ingrained. Yet countless young people don’t see a future in the rural communities they love—especially those dreaming of a career in technology. Many feel they have no choice but to move away from their homes and families in search of more attractive jobs, taking with them the future of their community’s economy.
We’re taking the charge by bringing epicenters of collaboration, creativity and tech—we call them “Forges”—to communities across the nation. Our Forge locations help people grow, technology bloom and communities flourish.
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