Iowa Senate

Dems: Apply for historic preservation funding

September 11, 2016

Historic photographs, manuscripts, newspapers and vital records document Iowa’s past. To help Iowans care for them, the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs has launched a special round of historical resource project grants. The special round of grants comes in the documentary collections category of the Historical Resource Development Program, which provides matching grants to preserve,…

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Dems: 2016 Women of Innovation Awards

September 9, 2016

Through Sept. 16, nominations are being accepted for Iowa’s annual Women of Innovation Awards. The awards recognize and celebrate women in business, government or academia who are leaders in science, technology, engineering and math. College students and those in grades 7-12 will also be recognized and are eligible to win $2,500 scholarships. To submit a…

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Dems: Danielson organizes listening post State of Iowa’s vision and support for UNI

September 8, 2016
Dems: Danielson organizes listening post State of Iowa’s vision and support for UNI

State Senator Jeff Danielson of Cedar Falls is organizing a public listening post at the University of Northern Iowa from 11:30 AM to 1 PM on Thursday, September 15, in the University Room of Maucker Union. Senator Danielson, the chair of the Senate State Government Committee, has invited Senator Brian Schoenjahn of Arlington, Senate chair…

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Dems: Join the September 12 Conference Call with Federal Medicaid Officials

September 8, 2016
Dems: Join the September 12 Conference Call with Federal Medicaid Officials

On Monday, September 12th, there will be a conference call on the current status of Iowa Medicaid with officials from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The September 12th call will occur from 11:30 AM to 1 PM. The call-in number is 1-888-456-0279 and the access code is: 4499957.

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Dems: “Prior learning” can help build a skilled workforce

September 8, 2016

By 2020, 65 percent of jobs will require a college degree or postsecondary credential. However, at current rates of degree completion, the nation may see a shortage of five million skilled workers, according to a 2015 report by the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning.   Prior Learning Assessment may help by awarding college credit…

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Dems: Iowa boosts apprenticeship training

September 7, 2016

Funding from the U.S. Department of Labor will help build on Iowa’s efforts to increase our number of skilled workers.   Iowa Workforce Development has been awarded a $200,000 ApprenticeshipUSA State Accelerator Grant to help us do more with our apprenticeship programs. The funding will help Iowa expand apprenticeships in a variety of industries, including…

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Dems: Expanding our health care workforce: credit for military training

September 7, 2016

The Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit, a 13-state initiative, recently completed an online guide to help service members and veterans in the healthcare field obtain career credentials, taking into account their military training and work. The guide is part of a project to smooth the transition to civilian employment for military service members, veterans and…

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Dems: School-based oral health services for students

September 6, 2016

Research shows dental health impacts a child’s ability to learn, speak, eat and sleep. Dental sealants are a simple, cost-effective and painless way to prevent tooth decay. Because 80 to 90 percent of decay in 5 to 17-year-olds occurs on the chewing surface of teeth, the Iowa Department of Public Health recommends elementary and middle…

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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…

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Dems: Find money for college

September 5, 2016

Want to know what financial aid may be available to help you pay for college? Check out “What are Scholarships and Grants.” This three-minute video from Iowa College Aid provides information on state and federal grants and scholarships, as well as private scholarships. The video can be viewed at https://youtu.be/5vMUa9zRYXY. For more on grants, scholarships…

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