From IWD: IowaWORKS Centers Host National Apprenticeship Week Events
November 8, 2018
Iowa Workforce Development and the Iowa Economic Development Authority have partnered with the U.S. Department of Labor/Office of Apprenticeship to grow Registered Apprenticeship Programs in Iowa. The state has received federal grants to encourage and increase the number of registered programs. Next week, IowaWORKS Centers across the state will hold events for employers and job seekers as part of Registered Apprenticeship Appreciation and Awareness Week. Iowa Workforce Development Director Beth Townsend said the momentum around growing Registered Apprenticeship opportunities in non-traditional sectors will help Iowa reach its Future Ready Iowa goal, where 70 percent of Iowa’s workforce will have education or training beyond high school by 2025.
Iowa has more than 750 Registered Apprenticeship Programs and 8,000 Registered Apprentices. In just the past month, Iowa has registered 13 new programs, and 95 Registered Apprentices have completed their programs. Employers and job seekers interested in learning more about Registered Apprenticeship are encouraged to visit earnandlearniowa.gov.