Dems: Help plan how Iowa can improve our skilled workforce

September 6, 2016

On August 29, Governor Branstad announced he’s establishing a Future Ready Iowa Alliance to come up with a plan to ensure 70 percent of Iowa’s workforce has education or training beyond high school by 2025.


This is part of Iowa’s commitment to closing the skills gap so that Iowans have great career opportunities, and employers can hire the skilled workers they need.


To accomplish that goal, the Governor says Iowa must:

  • Reduce the socioeconomic, ethnic and racial achievement gaps in our schools, and increase equity in postsecondary enrollment.
  • Get more students and adult learners to earn postsecondary degrees, certificates and other credentials.
  • Examine how well Iowa degrees, certificates and credentials fit the needs of high-demand jobs and lead to job placement.


Future Ready Iowa Alliance members will be appointed by the Governor. Eligible Iowans should be committed to strengthening Iowa’s workforce by enhancing opportunities for students, adults, employers and communities.


If you’re interested in serving on the Future Ready Iowa Alliance, go to for complete information.


To learn more about Future Ready Iowa, visit

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