Federal Spotlight: Townsend attends apprenticeship discussion at White House

June 22, 2017

Iowa Workforce Development Director Beth Townsend attended a roundtable discussion at the White House last Thursday to discussing expanding registered apprenticeship programs. Last week was workforce development week at the White House. Training and preparing workers for 21st century jobs has been a top priority of the Trump administration and Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Administration. Townsend said in a press release that registered apprenticeships are an important way for Iowa to reach the Future Ready Iowa goal of having 70 percent of Iowans with education and training beyond high school by 2025. You can read the entire press release here. Trump signed an executive order after the roundtable that expands registered apprenticeship programs in the country.