Gov. Reynolds Announces Expansion of Work-Based Learning at Future Ready Iowa Summit

May 2, 2019

ABI's Mike Ralston and Kathy Anderson attended the Future Ready Iowa Summit on April 30, where Gov. Reynolds declared a need to further develop career-oriented learning opportunities for K-12 students. The Department of Education is crafting plans to make these opportunities accessible to students across the state by the end of the year. Gov. Reynolds cited the necessity of adaptability and exposure to multitudes of post-secondary options.

Lt. Gov. Gregg cited a desire to increase work-based learning opportunities for students in rural areas and minority students. Read the governor’s press release. Another tool for educators is the Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning to be launched on July 1. The website will have materials that employers will share with educators to help students develop the type of skills necessary to be successful in the workforce. For more information, please contact Drew Wynes.