Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education announced Wednesday more than $500,000 in awards from the Computer Science Professional Development Incentive Fund to train K-12 teachers in public and private schools to teach computer science. The fund was established in 2017 to pay for teachers’ training to teach specific computer science courses or earning […]

IowaWorks is now offering Grow with Google training certificates to Iowa job-seekers for free. IowaWorks offices are receiving free access to the program through a partnership being funded by the National Association of State Workforce Agencies and Google. Participants will complete the six-month program through online courses to earn a certificate in the fields of data analytics, […]

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 […]

Applications are now open to take part in the first class of the Iowa Technology Leadership Institute, a five-month program designed by the Technology Association of Iowa to provide business and leadership education to technical employees seeking to climb the professional ladder in Iowa’s technology community. The first cohort’s programming will focus on the soft skills […]

Roboflow co-founders Brad Dwyer, left, and Joseph Nelson on a video call with staff. Photo provided by Roboflow The computer visioning startup Roboflow has been built from laptops in Des Moines, Washington, D.C., a Florida Airbnb and the Taiwanese beachfront. As of last year, Roboflow is officially a fully remote company. Co-founders Joseph Nelson and Brad Dwyer […]

Veterans and their spouses launching a business in Central Iowa have a new resource dedicated to their needs.  A Des Moines chapter of Bunker Labs launched virtually on Tuesday with volunteer city leaders Adam Hass and Bernie Stone. The event will be the national organization’s first virtual launch party since Bunker Labs was founded in 2014, and […]

The Iowa Department of Education is seeking comments on a draft state plan for meeting federal requirements under the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Commonly referred to as Perkins V, the federal law reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, which provides almost $1.2 billion […]

Fourteen Iowa employers will receive a combined $244,100 from the Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund, a matching grant that helps employers provide postsecondary training and education opportunities for their staff, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Tuesday. With this third round of grants, the Employer Innovation Fund has allocated $1.2 million to 49 awardees across the […]

Veterans looking for an inroad to a technology career have a new group tailored to their needs.  Des Moines recruiters are launching a local chapter of VetsinTech, a national technology network for current and returning veterans. The monthly meetup sessions will focus on introducing veterans to education, entrepreneurship and employment in the technology industry. Nationally, VetsinTech was […]