IowaWORKS invites employers, community members to attend Future Ready Iowa event

Employers, community members and educators are invited to join the IowaWORKS team for the Future Ready Iowa Employer Summit September 25 at the Norplex-Micarta facility located at 665 Lybrand Street in Postville. Iowa Workforce Development is partnering with the Iowa Association of Business and Industry and the Iowa Business Council to host the summit. The event runs from 7-9:30 a.m.

“Employer engagement in developing our skilled workforce is critical to the success of Future Ready Iowa,” said Director Beth Townsend, Iowa Workforce Development. “The goal of each summit is for employers to learn from other employers in their local area about programs and efforts they are making to develop their talent pipeline.  They will learn about work-based learning programs with local high schools, registered apprenticeship programs, how to recruit different pools of employees from their traditional searches and how to leverage the Future Ready Iowa Act - all of which are designed to help increase the skilled workforce in their own area.”

More than 30 Future Ready Iowa Employer Summits are scheduled throughout the state of Iowa this fall. Each event will feature discussions about how employers can upskill their workforce, build relationships with community partners, and support high school-to-workforce pipelines in their communities.

Upcoming Summits in the area also include one scheduled to be held in Manchester October 11.

The summits are of no cost to attendees. Registration is available online at

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