Pre-pandemic, many organizations only knew how to operate fully in person, but research from two management and entrepreneurship professors at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business shows how one organization is testing out hybrid work arrangements. Amy Colbert and Jennifer Nahrgang have been collecting data on two units within one organization in Iowa […]

Google announced Tuesday during a workforce roundtable with Gov. Kim Reynolds that it will give Des Moines-based Genesis Youth Foundation and Hampton-based La Luz Centro Cultural $50,000 in funding and 75 Google Career Certificates each to further their initiatives advancing digital skills. Google Career Certificates equip learners to enter into in-demand jobs in the growing […]

First year’s projects further sustainability, STEM education After having 26 local groups participate in community initiatives during last year’s Des Moines Community Challenge, ChangeX and the Microsoft West Des Moines data center complex are offering another $75,000 in a combined grant to fund the project for a second year. The new round of funding became available […]

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Monday a $1.2 million Future Ready Iowa grant opportunity for employers that are developing workforce solutions. The Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund is designed to expand opportunities for Iowans to earn postsecondary credentials that lead to high-demand jobs. The funds can be used to support credit and noncredit programs, along with […]

Iowa State University and the University of Iowa both ranked on the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine’s list of the top 50 undergraduate programs for entrepreneurship, ranking at No. 11 and No. 28, respectively. The list was based on a 60-question survey of almost 300 schools with entrepreneurship offerings that included questions about student and […]

DeltaV Code School, an Iowa-based initiative offering technical education in coding, digital marketing and computer operations, announced Oct. 26 it will launch a 14-week cybersecurity training program. The inaugural cohort will begin classes Nov. 29. Introductory topics, including networks and cloud computing, will be covered briefly before progressing to cryptography, forensics, AI and more. The program […]

Timothy McCoy was volunteering at Creative Visions, a nonprofit community center in Des Moines, when an employee there approached him about joining Facebook’s new construction training program called Hardhat in Hand. Although McCoy is a certified carpenter and had worked in residential construction, he was hesitant about joining the program. It was the number of […]

Some conversations at the 10th Future Ready Iowa Summit, held on Sept. 16, dialed in on the T in STEM. One breakout session had a panel discuss what employers need from K-12 schools to recruit and retain their technology workforces. Tyler Wyngarden, vice president of development at the Technology Association of Iowa, sat on the […]

Fall enrollment numbers showed nearly 60% of Iowa State students are majoring in a STEM field and enrollment of new first-year students rose by 6% despite an overall enrollment decrease for the university. “Students are eager to embrace Iowa State’s innovative mindset and enhance their classroom learning with undergraduate research, learning communities and many experiential […]

The Harkin Institute hosted its annual Summit on Disability Employment on Aug. 19 in Ankeny, where businesses and disability service providers participated in conversations discussing how to ensure people with disabilities are included and valued in companies’ workforces, the resources available and how to translate conversations into action. In past years the summit took place internationally, but […]