Future Ready Iowa website launches

January 26, 2017

Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the new Future Ready Iowa website on Monday. The Future Ready Iowa website is a one-stop shop where students and adults can review and evaluate different career opportunities in Iowa and plan their path to landing a rewarding job. The website helps identify education and training needed as well as financial resources that may be available. More information about career pathways will be added in coming months.

“Providing one easily accessible place to find information about education, training and high-demand jobs will enhance Iowans’ quality of life and promote economic growth in communities across the state,” said Reynolds, who serves as co-chair of the Future Ready Iowa Alliance with Dan Houston, chairman, president and CEO of Principal Financial Group. “The website will be useful for everyone considering their future career plans from high school students to adults already in the workforce to unemployed Iowans.”

According to the press release, the mobile-friendly site features a clearly defined menu that makes navigation easy for users to discover what advanced knowledge or technical skills are required for the careers of today and tomorrow, and where those jobs are located in Iowa. For example, the Career Coach tool features career exploration resources using information on high-demand jobs. The website is www.futurereadyiowa.gov. ABI’s Elevate Advanced Manufacturing program is also featured on the website as a partner.