Meta executive says metaverse will provide for more engaged, present workforce interactions The metaverse is not designed to replace in-person interaction, but instead is intended to give people a “feeling of presence, feeling like you are right there and with other people,” a Meta executive told an audience recently during a joint presentation with the Iowa […]
Submitted by Nick Gerhart, PI515 Board Member, Executive Vice President of Homesteaders Life Company Is your company hybrid? Virtual? Face-to-face? A business leader cannot escape this conversation. What is the future of work? What will the office look like? Will there be an office? What about corporate culture that business leaders work so hard to create […]
Genesis Youth Foundation, a Des Moines-based nonprofit serving refugee and immigrant families, announced Jan. 11 that it will start providing job training and technology and financial literacy programming for adults. Partnerships with Google, Principal Financial, United Way of Central Iowa and Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Iowa Workforce initiatives have made the programs possible, and will also ensure […]
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 […]
The West Des Moines school district’s Community Education Department received a $2,670 award from the Microsoft Community Empowerment Fund to support the new CareerUp program. CareerUp will provide workforce development classes tailored to adult English language learners through appropriate cultural and linguistic approaches, and offer workshop facilitation training to community-based organizations.