IowaWorks, in conjunction with JobWorks Education and Training Systems, is partnering to offer an accelerated information technology course aimed at people who lost their job during the pandemic “through no fault of their own.” The 12-week online course will provide participants with two IT training certificates, A+ Certification and IT Fundamental Certification, that will prepare them to enter the IT field. Participants will receive a laptop at no cost to them and can keep it if they complete the course. Iowa currently has more than 2,500 IT-related job openings.