Iowa Sets Ambitious Workforce Education Goals

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1 Jan 2018


Make no mistake, Iowa is a manufacturing state. In fact, Iowa’s manufacturing employment grew faster than that of any state in the country last year. Those manufacturers — like most nationwide— are vocal about their rapidly increasing need for skilled workers. This industry feedback has spurred Iowa’s leaders to set ambitious workforce education goals.

In her 2018 Condition of the State address, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds proposed legislation to enable any Iowan to receive a scholarship to earn a degree or certificate at one of the state’s 15 community colleges free of charge. It is the latest in a string of aggressive actions Iowa is taking to improve its workforce.

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