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Future Ready Iowa – a great resource for your future

Are you looking for education, training or high demand jobs in the state of Iowa? If you are, a great place to start your search is the Future Ready Iowa website. The website was launched on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, and offers a variety of resources such as skill building; scholarship and college opportunities; and career information and openings.

Future Ready Iowa was created after Iowa received a National Governors Association grant in 2014. This initiative is aimed at helping to build Iowa’s talent in the coming years. According to the website, the goal of Future Ready Iowa is for 70 percent of Iowa’s workforce to have education or training beyond high school by the year 2025.

According to the Future Ready Iowa Fact Sheet, we need this initiative because …

“Education or training beyond high school has become the new minimum threshold for Americans to earn a living wage and attain middle class status. In 1973, only 28 percent of U.S. jobs required education beyond a high school diploma; by 2025, almost two out of three jobs in the nation are projected to require at least some postsecondary education or training. Iowa’s economy reflects this national trend and demonstrates a steady increase in the demand for postsecondary education and training in the industries that form the mainstay of the economy.”

For more information or questions about Future Ready Iowa, contact:

Doug Hoelscher, Office of the Governor

Linda Fandel, Office of the Governor

Job Opportunity

Teacher Opportunity

Wildwood Hills Ranch is looking for an experienced teacher of High School youth to teach Christian based money management principles to 16 – 18 year old campers at Wildwood Hills Ranch west of  St. Charles Iowa.  This is a paid position for up to eighteen lessons taught on six Saturdays a year over three years.  While in Middle School some of the youth would have been exposed to the NEFE High School Financial Planning Program materials.  To learn more or recommend someone contact the current instructor;

David Strege
Office phone – 515-225-6000
Cell phone – 515-556-3302
Email –


Wildwood interviews will be conducted by:
Kaitlin Lundeen and Matt Moeckl
2552 Union Lane
St Charles, Iowa 50240
Ph: 641-396-2414