News from the Iowa Governor.
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department
posted Jun 26 2014 9:03AM
Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced that Iowa Workforce Development received a $6 million Department of Labor (DOL) grant to assist with placing 1,500 dislocated Iowans in rapidly growing, apprenticeship based occupations in high-demand industries.
The new funding will help create and expand employer driven partnerships that provide opportunities for apprenticeships and industry-recognized credential. Funding will also be used to provide services, such as career coaching and counseling.
Iowa Workforce Development is partnering with over 26 Registered Apprenticeship programs to implement the grant on a statewide basis. The grant will expand work-based learning strategies and assist with the continued development of strong partnerships between workforce and industry organizations.