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Gov. Kim Reynolds announces members of new Computer Science Work Group

Business, industry and education members to convene Dec. 8.

Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced the members of a new Computer Science Work Group created by a 2020 state law that for the first time requires Iowa’s 327 school districts and 116 accredited nonpublic schools to offer computer science instruction.

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration

DES MOINES - Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration, suspending elective and nonessential medical and dental procedures, extending and expanding retail business closures, ordering health care facilities and nursing homes to engage in advanced health care screenings, and removing additional legal barriers to ensure a continued strong response to this disaster.

Iowa makes progress toward reaching postsecondary attainment goal

DES MOINES – Iowa’s postsecondary educational attainment increased to 60.2% in 2019, growing by 2.6% from 57.6% reported in 2018. Iowa Workforce Development’s annual Laborshed Survey indicates an upward trend of postsecondary completion among Iowans. The data is also used to measure the state’s progress toward reaching the Future Ready Iowa goal of having 70 percent of Iowans with postsecondary credentials by 2025.

Gov. Reynolds releases agenda for next FOCUS Committee on Criminal Justice Reform meeting

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds released the agenda for the next FOCUS Committee on Criminal Justice Reform meeting. 

The agenda can be found here

Wednesday, February 26th 

Lt. Gov. Gregg attends FOCUS Committee Meeting

Scott Community College 

Urban Campus, Room C133, 

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg highlight National Apprenticeship Week

At their weekly press conference Tuesday, Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg encouraged Iowans and Iowa businesses to explore Registered Apprenticeship opportunities during Registered Apprenticeship Appreciation and Awareness Week, Nov. 12-18, 2018. The celebration was held at the Ottumwa Job Corps Center, the nation’s largest career technical training and education program for low-income youth ages 16 through 24.

Gov. Reynolds tours Arconic, talks filling jobs at Future Ready Iowa Summit

"(We're doing more) to reach underrepresented and underserved Iowans with the opportunities," Reynolds said at the summit. "Right now, there are jobs looking for people. So that's an opportunity for a lot of Iowans to get the necessary skills to get those jobs." 

A majority of Tuesday's summit was focused on career readiness for people with disabilities and people who have been incarcerated.

Central College hosts regional Future Ready Iowa Summit

Lt. Governor Adam Gregg was the keynote speaker, and tells KNIA/KRLS News the bipartisan effort passed with unanimous support in the 2018 session, showing the critical need to fill hundreds of open jobs and careers in Iowa isn’t limited to one political party or area of the state.

“Businesses are ready to grow…business has never been doing better, but the big problem they have is they need skilled workers to fill the positions that they’ve got,” Gregg says.