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2018-06-20
Funding Available to Help Grow Registered Apprenticeship Programs in Iowa

DES MOINES – Organizations are invited to submit proposals to Iowa Workforce Development to receive funding to grow Registered Apprenticeship opportunities in Iowa. 

Iowa Workforce Development was recently awarded an additional $1 million ApprenticeshipUSA State Expansion Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to strengthen and grow Registered Apprenticeship opportunities in Iowa. The grant is focused on expanding opportunities in healthcare and advanced manufacturing, the fastest growing and largest employment sectors in the state, as well as increasing the participation of women, youth, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. 

2018-06-15
Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 2.7 Percent in May

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 2.7 percent in May. The state’s jobless rate was 3.2 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent in May.

2018-06-14
MATURA Head Start Launches Child Care Development Specialist Registered Apprenticeship Program in Iowa

MATURA Head Start in Creston and the IowaWORKS Center in Creston, together with the U.S. Department of Labor/Office of Apprenticeship, has launched a Child Care Development Specialist Registered Apprenticeship Program.

2018-06-05
Master Bee Keeper Registered Apprenticeship Program Launched in Iowa

Crandall Farms, Inc. and IowaWORKS in Davenport, together with the U.S. Department of Labor/Office of Apprenticeship, launched the Master Bee Keeper Registered Apprenticeship Program.