Governor signs executive order creating Future Ready Iowa Alliance

September 1, 2016

Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday signed an executive order creating the Future Ready Alliance tasked with the goal of 70 percent of Iowa’s graduates having education and training beyond high school by the year 2025. ABI Chair Lori Schaefer-Weaton and ABI President Mike Ralston attended the event. Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Dan Houston, chairman, president and CEO of Principal, will serve as alliance co-chairs. The alliance will be made up of representatives committed to strengthening Iowa’s workforce to enhance opportunities for students, adults, employers and communities. If you are interested in serving on the Future Ready Iowa Alliance, visit for more information on how to apply. Members will be appointed by the governor and may include representatives from business and industry and a variety of other industries and organizations.

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