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Future Ready Learning

Employer Needs

High Demand Jobs in Iowa


Iowa's top employers from the Iowa Business Council detail the skills necessary for the future.

Video: Business and Industry Needs

Iowa Business Council Videos

Expert Advice

Experts on future workforce needs, skills, and gaps outline opportunities for the next generation.


Video: Joseph Fuller - Future of the Workforce in Iowa

Is work-based learning critical to country's future? In a word, yes. - June 13, 2018 Iowa Department of Education website article

Video: Gary Beach - A Nation at Risk

Hard-Pressed by Soft Skills, CIOs Face Talent Challenge - To better understand soft skills, chief information officers should look to academia for help - June 26, 2018 Wall Street Journal article

Keynote Speaker Overview

Education Resources

Future Ready Iowa connects Iowans to the training and education required for good-paying jobs and careers to improve people's lives.


Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning - A virtual space where business partners will post projects for Iowa K-12 students to gain in-depth work experience, bringing real-world application into the schools


Video: David Schuler - Implementing Defining Ready in Your District

The 2018 AASA's Superintendent of the Year demonstrates Redefining Ready.

Redefining Ready - A national initiative launched by the AASA (The School Superintendents Association) to introduce new research-based metrics to more appropriately assess that students are college ready, career ready and life ready.